Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has initiated a new study into the impact of the pandemic on the sector’s workforce and invites makers and craft businesses to contribute to this research.
Covid-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the Creative Industries in Scotland. Large parts of the workforce have been furloughed or laid off, and when and how they may return to work remains highly uncertain. At the same time, the pandemic and the shift to home working has accelerated some developments, most obviously the shift to digital working and many individuals and organisations across the creative sector have been quick to adapt.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is committed to supporting the sector and its workforce by enabling it to adapt to these changing circumstances. SDS has initiated a new study into the impact of the pandemic on the sector’s workforce - both freelance and permanent employees – and invites makers and craft businesses to contribute to this research. The research findings will provide evidence on how the skills system can support the needs of Scotland's creative workforce as the sector, and the wider economy, recovers from the pandemic.
The results of this survey will have an instrumental impact on skills policy, helping SDS to shape interventions to deliver in-demand skills across the sector. They are keen to capture as many views as possible. At no point would you be required to disclose any data that would breach GDPR.
The survey should take around 10-15 minutes to complete, and can be accessed on Workforce Survey.
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