My blog posts
Podcast Listen to the accompanying podcast Play audio The need to find new efficiencies when purse strings are already being pulled tight is a very real... >>
Podcast Listen to the accompanying podcast . Play audio Now I want to turn my attention to arguably the most significant plank in UK government’s plans for... >>
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I lead the further education (FE) and skills team within digital futures, with responsibility for setting our vision and for developing new products and services for the sector and overseeing the projects we are developing to achieve that vision. Current projects include: learning analytics for FE, digital apprentice (FE and HE) and edtech launchpad.
I also programme manage FE and skills activity across Jisc, ensuring we deliver a programme of activity that meets the needs of our members and is realistically achievable.
I've been immersed in the skills world since joining the LSC in 2005 initially working on developing adult skills to take advantage of local development opportunities and developing and delivering a model to support major redundancies.
I left the LSC in 2010 to move into local enterprise partnership-focused activity working to influence the local FE offer to meet the current and future needs of local employers, developing labour market information reporting models and delivering collaborative cross sector partnership projects.
In 2013 I became head of skills for the West of England LEP with responsibility for developing and implementing skills policy.
Analogue apprenticeships are dead. Long live digital
TES, January 2017