£500,000 Creative Skillset Cymru funding for creative industries

An example of a film being made by a former Creative Skillset Cymru student It is hoped the courses will lead to people becoming skilled in areas such as filming and editing

New courses for people hoping to work in creative industries in Wales have been made available thanks to a £500,000 grant.

The funding, from Creative Skillset Cymru (CSC), will pay for 170 places on courses in west and north west Wales as well as the south Wales valleys.

Subsidised courses range from hair and make-up to editing and business skills.

Rhidian Dafydd of CSC, which is part-funded by the Welsh government, said it was vital to help creative industries.

The money was provided through CSC's Skills for the Digital Economy programme, which has received £2.7m from the European Social Fund through the Welsh government.

It will fund eight new subsidised courses.

Mr Dafydd said: "It is vital that we continue to support the development of the creative industries and drive the skills agenda in Wales.

"I am delighted that we are able to build on the success of the programme to ensure our creative talent can grow and flourish by delivering new and exciting training."

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