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17 Broad code The University of Central Lancashire Ede Hill University Lancaster University Total Computer science 575 430 490 1495 Engineering technology 5 0 0 5 Architecture building planning 790 0 0 790 Marketing 195 195 545 935 Mass communication documentation 940 495 155 1590 Creative arts design 2700 960 390 4050 Total 5205 2080 1580 8865 UNIVERSITIES STUDENTS IN LANCASHIRE The full Work Foundation Report is available for download via our website To request a copy email or tel 01772 536648 CREATIVE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT RETENTION Creative Lancashire has been a vital resource enabling us to identify partnerships with creative businesses to help them develop and grow by using our academic expertise providing a one stop shop for industry insight and contacts. Emma Speed UCLan Partnership Development Manager Applying creative and lateral thought in engineering technology design is a pre-requisite in any new development. Creative Lancashire plays a key role in this area by complementing the regions digital sector through bringing together creatives and technologists with the common aim of inspiring and improving innovative design. Peter J Melling CEng MIET Director Supanetics Ltd Preston Lancashire LANCASHIRESCRE ATIVE ECONOMY IN N UMBERS Over 4500 enterprises Micro firms account for 90 of companies and half of employment Annual GVA approaching 1 billion Almost 90of workers in Lancashires creative economy also live within the LEP area Our interviews brought out the following challenges that businesses in the sector face in terms of the development of skills Barriers to growth Workforce skills Scaling up Recruitment and retention of staff skills - Particulary Digital Development of leadership team Manchesters gravitational pull Key Skills needed to facilitate Growth of Lancashires Creative Economy Technical skills Marketing and Sales Expertise Management Leadership and Business Skills Key Skills Challenges in the Creative Economy in Lancashire Revamp apprenticeships to be better aligned with employer demand Address diversity issues - especially women entrants Build improved links with Universities and colleges e.g. Internships work experience Workforce training such as Skills investment funds