Introducing Kim Byford, Project Director for Talent Accelerator
Kim Byford, Project Director Talent Accelerator is offering one-to-one 30-minute free online coaching session available all day on 19th, 20th and 21st December – follow the link below to book:
If these times don’t suit or you would prefer to meet in person, please contact Kim Byford firstname.lastname@example.org to book a time.
Kim Byford joined DLWP as Project Director for the Talent Accelerator from Bexhill College where she was Head of Performing Arts and Associate Principal (Community). In this role she took a wide-angle view of the College’s relationships within the local community as well as forging relationships with the arts community to ensure clear career progression routes for young people.
Kim was part of the steering group, with Rother District Council, De La Warr Pavilion and Flatland Projects, for the development of Beeching Road Studios, a new creative hub for Bexhill. She understands the local context for young people and is committed to supporting them to fulfilling creative careers.
Kim has had a long career post-16 education working in a variety of Colleges and Sixth forms across the country since 2000. She is committed to introducing children and young people to new experiences, believing that this builds confidence which increases achievement across the curriculum and raises aspiration. Previously she has taken students to perform in Venice, receive conservatoire actor training in Prague as well as a host of performances in festivals and venues.
Kim will use her experience to lead the Talent Accelerator programme – to develop stronger ties between industry and education to create a unique framework enabling education settings and creative industry employers to co-design new learning and real-world skills programmes. Talent Accelerator will help our young people:
• Understand the different types of companies and organisations in the creative, cultural and digital sectors and the range of roles and opportunities on offer.
• Increase their creativity, identify the skills needed for those roles and support them to develop and add to their own skillset.
• Give them valuable experience working alongside creative people in vibrant and exciting places and spaces.
• Prepare them take advantage of the growing creative, cultural, and digital employment opportunities East Sussex has to offer – or even create their own.
Read more about Talent Accelerator herePosted by sally on Tuesday 13 December 2022