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Young people urged to seize opportunities for career in creative industries

Thomas James Scott and Alan McCracken, lecturers in Creative Media at Belfast Met's Springvale campus, with Ethan Kelly and Head of Skills Academy NI for Creative & Cultural Skills Sarah Jones.

A PANEL of industry experts have told young people about their experiences breaking into the tough world of the creative industries.

The NI Creative & Cultural Skills Awards celebrated the outstanding work of young people in the creative industries and those from industry and education who help them along the way.

Organised by Creative & Cultural Skills, this year's theme was My First Break showing how successful people got their start by knocking doors and creating relationships in this most competitive of industries.

Among those recognised at the awards were those won in the apprentice, intern and student categories.

Apprentice of the Year was Fionnuala Cush from Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich. Two young women were joint winners of the Intern of the Year Award - Méabh Rooney, a marketing and events intern with the NI Science Festival and Erin McClean from Young at Art. The Creative Student award was won by Ethan Kelly, an HND Music Production student who has recently graduated from North West Regional College.

Thomas James Scott and Alan McCracken, course co-ordinators/lecturers creative media, Belfast Met won the NI Tutor of the Year Award at the event hosted by North West Regional College.

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