HOST partners with CGHero to close the digital skills gap in the creative industries
HOST, the Home of Skills and Technology at MediaCity, is partnering with CGHero, an online platform for collaborative CGI production, which allows businesses to connect and work with teams of leading computer graphics artists from around the world.
CGHero is collaborating with HOST to close the digital skills gap in the creative industries through the delivery of masterclasses and industry-leading workshops for its members and programmes, including HOST 50 and Unity Immersive Innovation. It will also provide training and mentoring support to help the companies at HOST to scale their businesses.
The series of workshops will focus on expanding the current capabilities of teams through collaborative outsourcing of essential creative work and explore the experiences of growing a remote-first business from CGHero co-founders, Chris Lawrence and Jonathan Lloyd.
Simon Benson, Director of Immersive Technology at HOST, said: “I’m delighted to welcome CGHero as a partner, and value the knowledge and experience that HOST is gaining through this collaboration. Their expertise on scaling production will be a huge benefit to the growing businesses and entrepreneurs on HOST programmes, and it’s exciting to see how the services provided by CGHero highlights the demand for digital skills through their innovative talent marketplace and a large community of digital professionals.”
Jonathan, CEO of CGHero, said: “The vision and challenges HOST is tackling really spoke to us as a company. We have experienced a struggle to match the demand for specialist talent in the digital sector here in the UK and it is clear we need more ways to nurture and accelerate the journey from education to employment. We are very happy to partner with HOST and collaborate on closing the talent knowledge gaps and support programmes that target the key industry roles that are in highest demand.”