The Role Of The Design Industry In Ensuring Accessible Education

Stephanie Steele Tuesday, 1 June 2021

For this lesson we look at the organisations and institutions that are educating within the design and creative industries, and the ways in which they can help support you as an entrepreneur in educating yourself - and in turn, using this as a tool for change.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic still has to be fully felt, with widespread disruption to schools, colleges and universities, not to mention business and the economy, still ongoing and likely to come in waves for time to come. The primary Governmental focus across the world is on vaccine rollout and recovering from debt caused by supporting people and business - so where does education fit into this?

As education is an investment, the already strained discrepancies in access have been exacerbated by the pandemic. For everyone across the world it has become apparent that we need to continue to educate ourselves to build resilience and increase knowledge across many sectors. For fashion, design and the creative industries, there is a responsibility to ensure children in schools receive interdisciplinary curriculums that will showcase collaboration, and for institutions to guide new graduates into purposeful career paths. Yet, alongside this, it is the responsibility of businesses to educate the public on ways these industries can and should be held accountable for their actions, and why there is power in knowledge.


In this lesson you will learn:

  • The key issues within education that relate to the creative and design industries
  • Institutions that can support your career growth
  • Organisations that will provide resources and training to help educate yourself as a responsible business owner

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