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Join Jenny Holloway at the RSA Creative Learning & Development Workshop


The creative industries are the fastest growing sub-sector in the UK and are driving the economy. This provides tremendous opportunities for young people, but opportunity gaps exist. While employers want candidates who can demonstrate creative and soft skills acquired outside of formal education, evidence shows that 86% of people entering the sector have a university degree, compared to a national average of 36%.

On Thursday 23rd January from 3pm – 6pm join the RSA to hear voices from leading creative sector organisations, including the Tate, BFI, Roundhouse, LinkedIn, the Creative Industries Federation and our very own CEO Jenny Holloway (pictured right) from Fashion-Enter – discuss this important topic.

This workshop will provide Cities of Learning competition entrants with a unique insight into the opportunities and challenges facing young people entering the creative industries and the employer perspective on recruiting talent. The Cities of Learning Competition aims to create new pathways to learning and work in the creative and cultural industries that are accessible to all. The event is part of a series of three workshops designed to inspire and support local authorities and collaborative partnerships in their application.

Applicants will have already had the opportunity to understand more about the Cities of Learning model and how it could be used to deliver a more inclusive, accessible and rewarding cultural offer to young people in their locality through a series of workshops.

This event will be fun and informal, and about celebrating everything that London has to offer, as well as thinking about collective solutions to improving the diversity of perspectives and access and participation of young Londoners in the creative & cultural industries.

RSA Creative Learning & Development Workshop, Part of the Cities of Learning A New Direction, 3pm – 6pm Thursday 23rd January, at The Steps, RSA House, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ.

Click here for the eventbrite link – this is a free event

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