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Media industries stage second annual National Skills Day

The audio visual industries staged its second annual National Skills Day on Thursday 25 May.

Organisations across the UK - including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, five, BSkyB, Pact and BECTU - took part by creating opportunities for staff to update and improve their skills and experience.

Activities included:

  • The Art of Being Brilliant workshops by BECTU at LWT
  • Work experience on fives "Milkshake!"
  • Blogging, video on demand and digital switchover workshops at Channel 4
  • Editing, website design and stand up comedy at S4C
  • Job shadowing at SMG
  • Online career development sessions at the BBC
  • High Definition lighting and camera masterclasses at the London Film Academy
  • Roadmap to Podcasting and DVD authoring workshops at VET
  • Business planning advice for new start ups at Focus West
  • Media production seminars and networking at Wiltshire College

Dinah Caine, chief executive of Skillset, the Sector Skills Council for the audio visual industries, said: "National Skills Day is about shining a spotlight on industry's biggest asset - its human capital and giving them opportunities to learn something new. And the response from the industry shows just how highly skills are valued.

"The talent of our workforce is the lifeblood of the audio visual sector and maintaining and improving their skills and experience is one of industry's top priorities."

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