Stratford-upon-Avon College joins network of creative and cultural employers, training providers and industry specialists.
On Thursday 3rd December, Stratford-upon-Avon College will be celebrating its status as a Founder College for the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills. A group of specially invited guests from industry and education will gather at the college to enjoy performances that will showcase our technical theatre, design and music technology students and will feature our music, dance and musical theatre students.
Special guest, Paul Latham, Chief Operating Officer for International Music and Chairman of the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills will be speaking at the event and unveiling a plaque in recognition of the college’s newly acquired status.
As a Founder College of The National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills, Stratford-upon-Avon College will be part of a network of industry specialists in theatre, opera, live music events, festivals, further education colleges and training providers working together to develop, improve and recognise skills - initially for ‘backstage’ and ‘offstage’ roles in theatre and live music events. The NSA will provide services and standards for training and skills development, endorsed by industry employers and professionals.
Edward Pinner, Creative and Cultural Partnership Manager, said, “Stratford-upon-Avon College is committed to providing education and training for the next generation of skilled workers in offstage theatre and live music events. Many former students from the college have made a great impact in the creative and cultural sector, both offstage and onstage. Working as part of the National Skills Academy network gives us even greater access to an industry that is thriving and provides a significant financial contribution to the UK economy.
“There is a skills shortage in many offstage and backstage areas that needs to be addressed if performances and live music events are to be staged successfully in the future. Working as a Founder College of the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills, we are integral to the training and skills development of young people who wish to work in the creative and cultural sector.”
There will be a photo opportunity at 12:15pm on Thursday 3rd December at Stratford-upon-Avon College as Paul Latham unveils the NSA plaque.
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Note to Editors:
The National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills (NSA) was established in 2008 with the initial aim of putting employers within the offstage industries of technical theatre and live music event production in control of their training needs, what trainees learn, how they learn and where.
The NSA operates as an industry-led membership organisation, developing the delivery of industry approved standards, training and related skills through its network of creative and cultural employers and education and training providers.
The National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills is a wholly owned subsidiary of Creative & Cultural Industries plc, the sector skills council for the creative and cultural industries.
Paul Latham is chair of the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills and president of Live Nation UK.
Please visit www.nsa-ccskills.co.uk for further information.
Creative & Cultural SkillsCreative & Cultural Skills is the sector skills council for the creative and cultural industries. Our remit covers the areas of: advertising, crafts, cultural heritage, design, music, and performing, literary and visual arts. For more information visit www.ccskills.org.uk.
Licensed by government in June 2005, Creative & Cultural Skills is one of 25 Sector Skills Councils, known collectively as the Skills for Business Network, to oversee the strategic development of the workforce in our industries and deliver realistic solutions to skills needs.
Our Chairman is Tony Hall CBE and our Chief Executive is Tom Bewick. Both founded the organisation from scratch in 2004.
Creative & Cultural Skills pioneered the development of Creative Apprenticeships working with the awarding body EDI.
Posted on Friday 27th November 2009