Skillset to release $31,000 (£20,000) for stereoscopic 3D training.

UK industry training body Skillset is to make available $31,000 (£20,000) for industry professionals likely to be working on 3D projects over the next 12 months.

Bursaries of $1,200 (£800) will be available to each individual and will cover any structured 3D training short course in post production, digital imaging, animation or CGI.

Skillset director of film, Neil Peplow, said: “Over the past couple of months we have received a record number of phone calls from people wanting to find out about 3D training – what’s available and where is it – and more importantly if there is any funding available. In response to these enquiries, and given the huge growth in the demand for 3D content this year led by not only blockbuster films such as StreetDance 3D and Avatar but also by the launch of the UK’s first 3D TV channel,  we are now launching a Stereoscopic 3D bursary scheme.”

In January, Skillset is supporting ‘Advanced 3D – The National Stereoscopic 3D Training Programme’, a three-day, London-based workshop run by Principal Large Format.

Application details for the new bursary can be found on the Skillset website.