26th May 2017
Creative Skillset, the industry skills body for the screen-based creative industries, has been reviewing the skills-related commitments in the political parties’ General Election manifestos.
We’ve looked at how the parties have addressed the skills and learning issues prioritised recently by Creative Skillset’s industry partners. Topics relevant to our sectors include:
Here’s a summary of the parties’ proposals on skills, learning and the creative industries:
Sinn Féin focuses on Brexit impacts, including prioritising special EU status for Northern Ireland to safeguard schools, universities and the education system. The Social Democratic & Labour Party manifesto includes a proposal to increase free childcare to 30 hours per week. The Ulster Unionist Party promise to invest in skills. The Democratic Unionist Party supports further investment in Assured Skills and Future Skills schemes, increased involvement of industry in shaping the skills agenda and better alignment of third level courses with strong and emerging sectors. They also propose to reform the BBC structure, services and funding to ultimately reduce or abolish the licence fee and to refocus the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund.
For more information about Creative Skillset’s support for skills development click here.
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