We’re hurtling towards a New Year, but before we leave 2021 behind, we would like to reflect on all we have achieved together.
It has been a year of tremendous challenge for everyone, which makes it all the more important to celebrate the great work our Creative & Cultural Skills team has delivered alongside our partners, employers, and people working throughout our sector.
Of course, we’d have loved to meet new people in person, to see workplaces for ourselves, and to have delivered on-site training to a greater extent than the pandemic allowed.
Thankfully, deploying technologies, revising how we work, and adapting swiftly to extraordinary circumstances allowed us to sustain our impact and build our reach across the UK. We are delivering new opportunities for learning and development in Northern Ireland, and have engaged a range of partners in Scotland, where new delivery kicks off early in 2022. Throughout England and Wales we are also working with employers, policymakers, and campaigners in support of our mission to create a fair and skilled creative and cultural sector. This remains firmly at the core of our work and based on the level of engagement we see across our programme, we know that it’s a priority for industry too.
At the time of writing it is clear that our sector, especially those involved in live events of all sorts, are once again facing some very real and immediate business challenges. We know that the impact of the pandemic is clearly far from over, and all of us at CCSkills wishes those of you facing a particularly difficult Christmas and new year period the very best, with our hopes that 2022 will prove to be a calmer and more stable year.
From all of the team here at CCSkills, I’d like to wish you all a very peaceful break over the festive period and we look forward to working with you next year.
Jane Ide OBE
CEO, Creative & Cultural Skills