Ex-JLS star to meet students on his Sheffield entertainment industry course

Former JLS star JB Gill is paying a return visit to Sheffield City College next month to check on progress made by students on the entertainment industry course he sponsors.

He will be delivering a masterclass on December 17 to young people on the JB School of Entertainment Industries course which began in September.

JB will be meeting some of the students and sharing some of his tips and expertise about the business side of the entertainment industry.

The two year full time vocational course aims to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and know-how to become the business brains behind artists, musicians and performers.

It seeks to develop careers as agents, managers, marketing directors and public relations advisors.

Students will gain a recognised qualification, an extended diploma, equivalent to three A-levels, which covers theoretical and practical skills. It is part of a portfolio of courses being developed to help address a skills shortage in the creative industries.