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Learning And Skills Council Choses Its Line-Up

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:

Richard 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.
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