Economic Development: Workforce Development
What skills does your local workforce already have? What additional training might they need to bridge the gaps between their existing experience and the actual, specialized needs of the industry? What can you do to link the skills available in your area to the needs of the production industry? Once you've started asking yourself these questions, you've started the process towards honing your skills as a workforce development professional. You may not have considered workforce development as a key component of your film commission role. However, if you believe that your role is to contribute towards economic activity in your area, it makes sense to ensure that as many local workers and businesses as possible can partake in the economic activity that arises from your efforts.