The creative industries is the fastest growing sector in Wales. Employment increased by 58 per cent between 2005 and 2013, and there are an estimated 75,000 people working in the creative economy. As a Leadership College for the National Skills Academy, we’re committed to ensuring that the significant growth in the sector over the last 10 years continues.
Blog posts from industry and education leaders about our Building a Creative Nation campaign – championing youth employment and fair access in the creative industries.
Helping the sector ride its challenges
Our thoughts on the recommendations
Listening to industry needs
An employer's perspective
High-quality education and real world skills
The Creative Skills Initiative
Developing a talent pipeline in Northern Ireland
£5.5m capital funding for National College
Hear from the Principal of NWRC
What I learned by being a career panellist
Here's what we know so far
I'm leaving after nine years.
What does the future hold for apprenticeships?
Watch this short video
48,800 jobs have been created
Watch this video about an NI CEP recipient
Help us take this work to a next stage
Helping employers take on apprentices
Enthusiasts apply within
Current DfE plans don't make sense for the arts
A pioneering creative cluster
Employers are often unsure about theses areas
Towards a coalition of the willing
What creative and cultural employers need to know
Southbank Centre makes the apprenticeship case
The impact of Creative Choices events
Why creative employment is tough for young people
New costume centre is helping make craft glamorous
Employers must take an active role in skills
If you work in Scottish craft, take our survey.
Winning a Creative & Cultural Skills Award
Ian Goldthorpe, Amersham and Wycombe College
Last chance to apply for CEP funding
Join us for this important review
The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Scheme
Craft makers: help us forge a new qualification
Funding to employ an intern or an apprentice
The Creative Training and Delivery Event
A review of the 2015 Election manifestos
Trustees reflect on our work in this short video
The need to ‘make a job’ rather than apply for one
What do case studies tell us about collaboration?
A new approach to vocational training
How this collaboration came about
Creating networks committed to improving skills
From skills needs to economic contribution
How we use the space to provide opportunities
The story of The Backstage Centre
How and why we have supported paid internships
How we helped SMEs deal with skills challenges
The story of our careers advice offer
How we started and grew creative apprenticeships
We need wider cultural sectoral engagement
Teaching transferable skills for creative careers
Why taking on young people makes commercial sense
What do the new economic figures mean?
Making it easier for employers to recruit in 2015
We will be running the sector's National College
We must recruit diverse talent to the workforce
A new champion of the UK’s creative sector
Students take part in 'Working a Record Label'
I am delighted to announce that Arts Council England has extended the Creative Employment Programme to March 2016, which is fantastic news for all involved.
Launch of the Crafts Council Education Manifesto
A response to Education Secretary Nicky Morgan
The sixth Asia-Europe Culture Ministers' Meeting
Unemployment is decreasing
New forum to tackle skills issues
What is being said about creative skills?
Why further education is so vital
New apprenticeship reforms for craft
Developing the first UK creative apprenticeships
Collections Trust seeking partners for funding bid
Here are 3 things we think they should do
Congratulations to Creative Skillset
The launch of Create UK
A response to DCMS employment stats
Young people need more opportunities to work
Celebrating the creative business hub in Thurrock
We recently hosted David Cameron and Ed Miliband
Training young people for the design workplace
The creative sector in Scotland.
The Mayor of London backs the campaign
What does the future hold for craft?
Can can we boost innovation in Northern Ireland?
Can the creative economy take new talent and jobs?
New opportunities for young apprentices in Wales.
Is there a long-term strategy of support for the creative industries?
‘Building a Creative Nation’ launches in Northern Ireland
Last week we were joined by 200 guests to launch o
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