Training and skills
Having a workforce with the right skills is vital to sustaining regional film & TV production levels, which is why developing talent to foster a skilled workforce is a central pillar of Screen Yorkshire’s growth strategy.
At a national level, we work together with the BFI and ScreenSkills; locally, Screen Yorkshire collaborates with 23 colleges of Higher and Further Education in the Yorkshire & Humber region to introduce new ways to upskill local film & TV crews and to train the would-be directors and producers of the future.
We recently announced a ground-breaking initiative to establish a centre of excellence for film and television in Yorkshire. ScreenSkills, the skills body for the UK screen industries (formerly Creative Skillset), will work with Screen Yorkshire and the National Film and Television School to assess how joining forces can amplify the impact of targeted investment into training and build a greater skilled workforce outside London and the South East. The centre of excellence is part of a portfolio of initiatives being rolled out across the region by Screen Yorkshire, aimed at upskilling the local workforce and creating new opportunities for individuals wishing to establish a career in the screen industries.
Screen Yorkshire also designs its own industry-recognised training schemes, such as Skill Up and Bootcamp, which have proved pivotal to supporting individuals at the beginning of their careers in the film & TV industry.
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