The people who will try and
give people in Coventry and Warwickshire the opportunity to transform
their lives have been chosen.
The line-up for Coventry and
Warwickshire’s new Learning and Skills Council includes people from
the world of business and education.
Key agencies working the area
are also represented as part of the efforts to improve the options
available for people aged 16 and over.
The council will come into
force in April 2001 and will be responsible for the planning and
funding of all post-16 education and training. There will be 47
councils across the country.
Chair Ursula Russell said:
”We are fortunate to have
such a diverse and professional board within the organisation
ensuring the Learning and Skills Council in Coventry and
Warwickshire is up and running as quickly as possible in order to
make a real difference in people’s lives.
“The local council will
combine local knowledge and partnerships with the strategic strength
of a national organisation, giving the best possible service and
opportunities to post-16 learners.”
The local appointments are:
Parkham, former managing director of Peugeot UK; Maggie Galliers,
Principal of Henley College; Mike Goldstein, Vice-Chancellor of
Coventry University; David Kershaw, headteacher of Coundon Court
school; Cllr Richard Grant, Warwickshire County Council; Ian Roxburgh,
chief executive of Coventry City Council; Robert Pringle, director of
Touchstone Housing Association; Janice Nicholls, director of Coventry
Voluntary Service Council; Sukhvinder Stubbs, chair of Diversity
Works; Blabir Sohal, study support co-ordinator Leicester City
Council; Chris Liddell, regional organiser T&GWU; Nigel Snook,
chief executive Lantra Training Organisation.