Article written by Andy Turton, Director of X4 Technology.
With the competition of landing a role in the games industry high, preparing the next generation of talent with the skills they need to hit the ground running in a games studio couldn’t be more important.
As part of X4 Technology’s Women in Gaming series, I spoke to Marcia Deakin, Games Partnership Director at NextGen Skills Academy, to hear about her career story and also, find out more about the work she is doing to help prepare individuals for a career in gaming.
NextGen Skills Academy is an industry-led education initiative that aims to develop the next generation of talent for the games, animation and VFX industries by ensuring that the education they offer aligns with the requirements of the industry. They offer higher level apprenticeships, short courses and online learning, which are all designed to meet the needs of employers by working closely with the likes of Creative Assembly, Playground Games, Sony and Ubisoft.