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Screen Skills Ireland to Host Screen Industry Education Forum 2019
09 Oct 2019 : Nathan Griffin
Screen Industry Education Forum 2019.
Screen Skills Ireland has announced that it will host the Screen Industry Education Forum 2019.

The Forum will bring industry stakeholders, education providers & policy influencers together to focus on the skills development challenges and opportunities related to the screen sectors in Ireland.

Topics to be discussed on the day include:

  • The importance of investing in people and skills.
  • The importance of focusing on quality over quantity.
  • The need for skills development initiatives to respond to the needs of the sector in the right way.
  • The importance of capturing the outcomes and impact of skills development and using that data to promote the sector.
  • The importance of collaboration between industry and education.
  • The importance of regional development.
  • The importance of the developing skills for the future, soft skills and transversal skills.
  • The skills development models that work best for the screen sector.
  • The importance of measuring the value of skills development.

Throughout the day there will be an opportunity for production companies and producers to undergo a Skills Audit with Regional Skills Forum Managers. The data captured during these audits will directly feed into future government education and skills policy. This will be done through an Appointments Service on a first come first served basis. Please contact info@screenskillsireland.ie to schedule an appointment.

All other attendees on the day will have the opportunity to have their Skills Needs and other thoughts captured through round table discussions with Screen Skills Ireland staff members in the afternoon.

This event is open to those who are involved in education or production related to the Screen Sector (Film, TV, Post Production, VFX and Animation) in Ireland.

This is a free event, but registration is required and places are limited. Please register by Friday 1st November 2019: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/screen-industry-education-forum-2019-tickets-74603199177​ 

The final line up of guests will be announced soon but confirmed guests so far include:

  • Jesse Cleverly (Wildseed)
  • Laurie Knell (Strategic Innovation Partners)
  • Andrew Schlussel (Director of Global Talent Development at Framestore)
  • Andrew Barnes (Olsberg SPI)
  • Jane Leonard (Really Useful Training & Development)

The final schedule will be announced soon but the initial draft schedule for the day is as follows:

Screen Industry Education Forum – Tuesday 5th November 2019 – Alex Hotel, Dublin

9.30am – General Welcome & Introduction

9.45am – Screen Skills Ireland Action Plan Launch

10am – Panel 1 – Identifying Skills Needs and Capturing Outcomes and Impact of Skills Activity

10.45am – Panel 2 – Education Collaborations with Industry in Practice

11.30am – Tea/Coffee Break

12pm – Panel 3 – Current Skills Development Landscape in Ireland and Influencing Skills Development Policy/Funding

12.45pm – Panel 4 – Effective Skills Development Models for Industry (Innovation Labs, Writers Rooms, Mentoring, Shadowing)

1.30-2.30pm – Lunch and Networking

2.30-4pm – Round Table Discussions with SSI Staff

9.30am-4pm – Regional Skills Forum Managers – Skills Audits/Skills Needs Analysis – Appointment Service




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