The Skills Minister John Hayes unveils new investment in skills for the Nuclear and Creative industries
The government has announced that it will be committing £2.4m to help support development in the Nuclear and Creative industries.
The funding for the nuclear industry will consist of £920, 000 to the National Skills Academy for Nuclear, which will collaborate with SEMTA and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, based in Sheffield, to create a focal point to boost companies' capability to develop skills. Within its first three years the expansion aims to deliver a more skilled workforce, with an increase of 3,500 learners taking up NSA recognised programmes, including more than 500 apprenticeships.
Meanwhile the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural will receive around £1.5m to extend its operations and open up opportunities for more than 1,200 new apprenticeships and craft training for young people across the jewellery, design and cultural heritage sectors.
The NSA Creative and Cultural also plan to reach around 1.2 million young people through their careers information, advice and guidance material over the next 5 years.
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