The Association for Science Education

Skills Fusion Teacher CPD

Date: Wednesday 30th April 2014

Time: 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM

Location : Whitchurch High Schooil, Penlline Road, Whitchurch,Cardiff CF14 2XJ

Cost : FREE

Skills Fusion is a VFX film careers outreach programme. Funded by Creative Skillset (http://www.creativeskillset.org/) , the Sector Skills Council for the Creative Industries, its aim is to highlight the skills shortage that the UK film industry faces in this sector and the opportunities, particularly in the more technical specialist roles that rely on strong educational foundations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), and computer science subjects, available to students.

Young people concentrating on these areas very often do not know, or realise that rewarding careers based on STEM subjects are possible in the creative industries, nor that many of computer generated imagery (CGI), that they see on the big screen, have been created here in the UK and not Hollywood. 

This talk will provide a contextualization to the issues facing the VFX film industry and the opportunities it therein offers students.  It is recognised through the landmark report published by NESTA – The Next Gen Report - http://www.nesta.org.uk/publications/next-gen, that the skills problem starts with schools.  There is a knowledge gap between the classroom and jobs, and that without interventions such as Skills Fusion, the UK film industry will not be able to maintain its position as a leading country to do business in the global marketplace.

The intention of Skills Fusion through its resources, attending conferences, working with schools, participating in career fairs, engaging STEM orientated school clubs and cascading information through career advisor and STEM  networks, that it can inspire and spark that initial interest to potentially fully fledged careers, career paths, which they might not have otherwise considered.

Tea and coffee will be provided free of charge and there will be an opportunity to Network following the event. Please encourage colleagues to attend the event

To book a place at this free event please go to http://skillsfusioncardiff.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information please contact cerianangharad@ase.org.uk