The Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2016 is taking place on 2nd March and will be judged by leading employers in the creative industries. Young people from across the country have been nominated for awards in design and craft skills, cultural heritage, music, theatre and more.
Emma Maitland, a young person from City College Plymouth whom RIO worked with through the Creative Skills Initiative, has been nominated for the Creative Choices award. This shortlisting is a fantastic achievement. The Creative Choices Award celebrates young people who have shown dedication and excellence in a pre-employment training programme, adding their skills to the generation of talent that will ensure the future success of the creative industries.
The Creative Skills Initiative is a strand of the Creative Employment Programme designed to give those aged 16-21 some experience they need to take the next step towards employment or further training in the creative industry. RIO supports the delivery of this programme. You can read more about this here. Emma’s nomination emphasises the success of the Creative Skills Initiative in inspiring young people but is also testament to the hard work and dedication of these motivated young people who put their all into learning more and taking on real skills that are used in the creative industry. RIO congratulates Emma and all of the young people nominated for these awards.
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