Cornwall Buildings Group – Heritage EXPO

Cornwall Buildings Group – Heritage EXPO

Lead Organisation: Cornwall Buildings Group

Investment Priority: Community and Place

Fund: Community Capacity Fund

SPF awarded: £15,000

Location: Stoke Climsland

Cornwall Buildings Group, on behalf of Bord Ertach Kernow, applied to the Community Capacity Fund for a grant to commission an education specialist to support the Heritage EXPO Working Group to engage with the education sector to promote career pathways into the heritage, tourism and associated hospitality sectors.

A two-day Heritage EXPO event, to be held at Godolphin House near Helston in September 2023, would be the inaugural EXPO with the theme of ‘Cornish Distinctiveness’ and the first day would be targeted at schools and colleges. The aim of the event would be to showcase the diverse range of heritage sector organisations and associated businesses and highlight employment, apprenticeship, training and volunteering opportunities.

It is the intention that the Heritage EXPO will be a biannual event, taking place at different locations across Cornwall and the education and careers element will be a recurring theme.

As a follow-up to the EXPO event, further work will be commissioned to map out existing training provision for the heritage sector in Cornwall and to explore the development of a modular training programme for careers in heritage in Cornwall. A framework for a modular training curriculum would be devised with emphasis on raising awareness, driving engagement, establishing clear pathways for a sustainable workforce and skills development to address skills shortages and gaps in specialist knowledge.

Links to more information and channels:




YouTube: Careers in Heritage in Cornwall – YouTube

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