Britain’s world-leading creative industries are set to consolidate the country’s position as a global creative powerhouse, following a groundbreaking new Industrial Strategy deal agreed between government and the Creative Industries Council (CIC) on behalf of the sector.
As part of a Creative Industries Sector Deal, more than £150 million is being jointly invested by government and industry to help cultural and creative businesses across Britain thrive.
Improving the nations skills is at the heart of the government’s modern Industrial Strategy and to ensure the industry has the skilled workers it needs to deliver this, up to £2 million will be made available to kickstart an industry-led skills package, including a creative careers programme which will reach at least 2,000 schools and 600,000 pupils in 2 years.
Textiles Scotland welcomes the Creative Industries Sector Deal and looks forward to highlighting the role that textile design and manufacturing plays for the country.
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