THE UK WILL BECOME the "world's creative hub" if proclamations from the British culture secretary hold sway. A strategy document calls for innovative schooling, thousands of apprenticeships and a Davos-style summit announced alongside a host of proposals to stimulate the United Kingdom's £60bn creative sector.
From the Financial Times:
The strategy outlined by ministers includes 5,000 new apprenticeships in the media and other creative industries, as well as an annual global business convention for the sector in the style of the World Economic Forum.
Other measures to encourage talent and generate jobs include giving all children a "creative education" and launching an independent inquiry into the next generation of superfast broadband technology.
Ben Felton -- "Ministers unveil blueprint for world's creative hub" in the Financial Times, 23 February 2008.