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7th January 2020
The City of Liverpool College and Tate Liverpool event, which took place during Discover! Creative Careers Week (18-22 November), aimed to inspire young people to explore the opportunities available to them in the creative and cultural sectors.
Students from schools across the city region enjoyed a day of practical workshops and inspirational talks by Tate Liverpool and other influential employers from the design and creative fields. They also enjoyed a guided tour of the gallery to finish off their visit.
The visitors were amongst 40,000 young people who took part in events up and down the country throughout the careers focused week.
College Principal, Elaine Bowker, said: “The creative industries are incredibly important to our economy, and are growing all the time. Often, creative subjects and career pathways are not prioritised at school, despite the talent and passion shared on the subject by so many young people.
“Whether it’s photography, fashion, graphic design or architecture, we want to encourage students to pursue the career they want. It’s through events such as this that we raise awareness, and help to inspire and encourage the region’s next generation of creatives.”
The creative industries are the fastest growing economy in UK and account for more than two million jobs, which marks a 30% increase on 2011 figures. Looking to the future, creative jobs are here to stay, with 87% of jobs in the creative sectors coming out with a low to no risk threat of automation, compared to many other industries.
Elaine went on to say: “We are incredibly proud of our Tate Liverpool collaboration, which is just one example of the work we do with organisations to ensure our students have the best possible opportunities and access to employers.”
To find out more about creative courses and qualifications at The City of Liverpool College, visit: www.liv-coll.ac.uk.