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NW Regional Project Manager
With a background which combines design industry experience, design education and employer engagement, Deborah, works intensively with schools in Greater Manchester to broker projects between creative industries employers and mainstream schools. Working from within the advertising sector, Ideas Foundation, offers some of the most aspirational creative industries projects currently on offer to schools anywhere in the UK. Through the Ideas Foundation partner schools programme, Deborah has experience of supporting whole schools in developing an employer facing culture and a curriculum which nurtures employability skills. With very strong links to advertising, and digital/interactive design, Deborah is keen to extend her links into the animation sector and to scope how schools can support young people in acquiring the skills needed for progression into this dynamic sector.
Training and Skills: Gaps, Levies and Commitments Recruitment is one of the hot topics in the animation industry right now. This timely discussion looks at the roots of, and solutions to, recruitment problems, with special emphasis on schools, pre-Higher Education and apprenticeships.