Twelve apprenticeships are being offered as Creative & Cultural Skills launches the Creative Blueprint in Wales today, in a bid to address skills shortages and training gaps in creative and cultural industries in the principality.
The initiative aims to attract people at entry level and help those already working within the Welsh creative industries to develop their skills further.
It is understood that 87 per cent of the creative industries in Wales have no training budget and 23 per cent have skills gaps. The Welsh creative industries are estimated to contribute £454m to the economy.
Research has been proposed to pinpoint the types of skills and qualifications needed within particular sectors. The research will aim to pool better information on management guidance and career progression.
Guest speakers launching today’s event at the Wales Millennium Centre include Nick Capaldi, chief executive of the Arts Council of Wales, and Judith Isherwood, chief executive of the Wales Millennium Centre.