Creative Skillset diversity grant helps PTC improve access to training

Creative Skillset diversity grant helps PTC improve access to training

Creative Skillset and the Publishing Training Centre (PTC) have partnered to improve access to training, with Creative Skillset subsidising fees for PTC-run courses in February for over 70 trainees.

From the Creative Skillset fund, Creative Skillset is providing a grant of £220 to qualifying individuals who are under-represented in the creative workforce to help cover course costs.

The fund focuses on helping three groups of people: disabled people; black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic (BAME) people; and women.

Eligible courses include: digital proofreading; writing and editing for the web; advanced copy-editing; editing digital products; editorial skills for business; effective social media for publishers; rewriting and substantive editing; and copywriting for publishers.

The deadline for submitting a claim for a grant is next Friday (15th January) with all details available on the PTC website.

Julie Hadwin, partnership manager for publishing at Creative Skillset, said: “This is a great opportunity to get support towards training in key publishing skills. It’s really key that we support a diverse and inclusive workforce in publishing.” 

Peter McKay, chief executive of the PTC, said: “The PTC has recently signed the EQUIP Publishing Equalities Charter and is fully committed to promoting equality across UK publishing, bookselling and agenting. The grant funds provided by Creative Skillset for the PTC courses will contribute to increasing access to opportunities within the industry, because it significantly reduces the cost of a course for those eligible.”