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Wales gets £500k skills boost

More than $780,000 (£500,000) to be invested in training.

The creative industries Wales have received a boost of $783,000 (£500,000) investment in training as part of Creative Skillset Cymru’sSkills for the Digital Economy Programme.

More than 170 places on eight new subsidised courses will be available from this month till April 2014.

They will cover a range of skills includingproduction management, hair and make-up, editing and business.

The training will be run by industry experts including make-up artist Morag Ross; hair stylist Jan Archibald; and location manager Iwan Roberts whose credits include Gavin and Stacey and Sherlock.

Since its launch in 2011, more than 400 employees, freelancers and new entrants have been involved with the Skills for the Digital Economy programme.

The £4.5 million industry-led training initiative is supported by investment from Creative Skillset, the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government, S4C and Teledwyr Annibynnol Cymru (TAC).

Further information on the courses and how to apply can be found at: www.creativeskillset.org/sfdectf and www.creativeskillset.org/sfdetvsf

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