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Creative Digital Careers - LMI Infographics

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Leytonstone School presented draft infographic to key employers at Stratford East on Thursday 2 November.

Project Description

Bringing young people from schools in Newham and Waltham Forest together with creative employers, this project develops labour market information (LMI) knowledge, skills and insights. Young people work on a live brief to research and design an infographic to inform and advise other local young people, parents, careers advisors and teachers about emerging career opportunities in the creative industries.

 

Information, advice and guidance is notoriously difficult in the creative industries because the sector is largely made up of small and micro businesses and career paths are rarely linear. Finding out information, asking questions and spotting trends are key skills for working in the creative sector.

 

Drawing on Creative & Cultural Skills’ large network of Industry Supporters through our National Skills Academy this project empowers young people to map the creative opportunities of the future. Creative & Cultural Skills (working with staff from CFE Research) set the brief and facilitates opportunities for students to meet creative industry employers.

 

Over a series of workshops, students cover topics including:

  • Understanding and responding to a brief
  • Scoping and planning a project
  • Digital industries
  • Performing arts and entertainment
  • Opportunities in film
  • Opportunities in media
  • Creative research methods
  • Infographics and design
  • Presenting and promoting

 

The project draws insight from partners and employers including Stratford East, Stratford Circus, University of East London, University College London, William Morris Gallery and more. It will result in the publication and launch of infographics, created by the students, to share their knowledge with partners across education, the creative sector and the public.

 

The young people themselves work with university student volunteers to produce this information as an infographic which will be made available as a poster and downloadable PDF to highlight their findings to other interested parties.

Partners

School: Chobham Academy and Leytonstone School

Employer: CFE Research, Foundation for Future London, Newham Council, Waltham Forest Council, BT Sport, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Here East, University of East London, Stratford Circus and William Morris Gallery

Delivery Partner: Creative & Cultural Skills

Project Images

  • LMI Infographics
  • LMI Infographics
  • LMI Infographics
  • LMI Infographics
  • LMI Infographics
  • Chobham students at UEL
  • Chobham students at UEL
  • Chobham students at UEL with Tim Foster
  • Tim Foster at Chobham Academy
  • Chobham students at UEL with Tim Foster
  • Chobham Academy students at BT Sport
  • Chobham Academy students at BT Sport
  • Chobham Academy students at BT Sport
  • Liz Williams, BT Director of Tech Literacy, speaking at BT Sport
  • Chobham Academy students developing infographic with UEL design volunteers
  • Chobham Academy students preparing for employer panel presentation
  • Chobham Academy students preparing for employer panel presentation
  • Chobham Academy employer panel presentation
  • Chobham Academy employer panel presentation
  • Chobham Academy employer panel presentation
  • Leytonstone
  • Leytonstone
  • Leytonstone

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Leytonstone LMI infographic

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Project Blog

Central Careers Hub delivers excellent CPD session to Chobham Academy teachers

Central Careers Hub delivers excellent CPD session to Chobham Academy teachers

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Amarah Mahmood, year 10 media student at Leytonstone School

Amarah Mahmood, year 10 media student at Leytonstone School

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Matthew Palmer, year 10 media student at Leytonstone School

Matthew Palmer, year 10 media student at Leytonstone School

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Adnan Habib, year 10 student at Leytonstone

Adnan Habib, year 10 student at Leytonstone

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Amazing presentations with Leytonstone students

Amazing presentations with Leytonstone students

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Chobham Academy launch infographic at Here East

Students at Chobham Academy, who have been working with Co-relate and Creative & Cultural Skills, have launched their infographic on the creative industries in East London.

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Chobham Academy to launch infographic at Here East

To celebrate the success of the Careers Cluster pilot at Chobham Academy, participating students will be launching their infographic on the creative industries in East London, at Here East on Thursday 28 September.

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Work together to develop your dreams

This week, Urban Development, a music development organisation based in Stratford, ran a session at Leytonstone school as part of the Careers Cluster programme, to provide insight into the music industry.

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Inspiring creativity at William Morris Gallery

Students from Leytonstone School were invited to visit the William Morris Gallery, to find out why the heritage sector is an important part of the creative industries in the UK.

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Chobham Academy students present infographic to creative employer panel

Students taking part in the Careers Cluster pilot at Chobham Academy have presented their infographic on the creative industries in East London, to an employer panel of local creative businesses, for feedback ahead of its publication later this month.

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  • The Creative Digital Careers project is amazing. It’s opened my eyes to all the digital and creative opportunities I can access.
  • The Creative Digital Careers project is amazing. It’s opened my eyes to all the digital and creative opportunities I can access.