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New National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries

Green Stage

Published: 16th December 2014.

Vince Cable has announced that the first Government-backed National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries is to be established at The Backstage Centre, High House Production Park in Thurrock, opening in 2016.

The creation of a National College for this sector is testament to the strength of the employer partnerships that have come together to make the case to Government, putting the creative and cultural industries on a par with advanced manufacturing and more industrial sectors when it comes to a commitment to skills and training.

First National College for the sector

National Colleges are being established with Government support to provide specialist higher level vocational training in sectors critical to economic growth, where there are recognised skills gaps.The talent which brings plays, operas, and films to life is the driving force behind our world-leading creative sector.

Vince Cable said: ‘the talent which brings plays, operas, and films to life on screen and stage is the driving force behind our world-leading creative sector. UK creative industries generate £71 billion in revenue each year and support 1.71 million jobs. It’s not something we’re just good at - we are the best in the world. We must continue to invest in the next generation of talent. That is why today I am proud to announce the National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries, which will train the technicians to support our country’s next award winning directors, musicians and actors.’

The National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries will be based at The Backstage Centre in Thurrock, with its excellent facilities, with links to the National Skills Academy network of colleges across the UK.

Source: Creative Choices

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To read the full press release please visit: http://ccskills.org.uk/downloads/National_College_Announcement_December_2014.pdf 

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