Sal Brinton, Chair of the Learning and
Skills Council (LSC) Cambridgeshire, today announced the appointment
of the members of the Learning and Skills Council's Local Council.
Local Council members will work together to encourage more people to
take the opportunity to transform their lives through education and
training, and give local businesses a say in getting the skilled
people they need.
Sal Brinton said: "I am delighted
that the LSC for Cambridgeshire has been able to attract such a broad
range of talent and expertise. The Council will be a powerful voice
and advocate for all customers of education, learning and training
from individual learner to businesses and in particular small and
medium sized enterprises.
"The Council represents a
powerful alliance of key stakeholders from all sectors of the
Cambridgeshire Community. I am certain that the Council will be able
to use its collective local knowledge and access to local partnerships
to help meet the needs of learners in Cambridgeshire.
"I believe that by harnessing the
strategic thrust of a national organisation locally here in
Cambridgeshire, the Council will be able to engender a step-change in
the improvement of learning and skills for everyone with the
consequent benefit of enhanced prosperity for the area."
Bryan Sanderson, National Chairman of
the LSC, said: "This is a significant step forward in the
development of the LSC. We now have, in every part of England, a
talented team of people to deliver the huge challenge ahead of us - to
transform post-16 education and training.
"The local LSCs will work in
partnership to create a culture where businesses see the need to train
their employees as fundamental to their success, and where the
education and training system is driven by the needs of learners,
businesses and communities - its customers.
"We will develop new ways to help
individuals and employers who do not currently engage in education and
training. We will also bring back into learning those who the system
may have failed, by reaching out to them, and developing training
which is more suitable to their individual needs. Our message to all -
businesses as well as individuals is that learning is a boon, not a
The successful candidates have been
chosen in a wide-ranging recruitment exercise which nationally saw
almost 700 positions advertised.
Learning Skills Council Cambridgeshire
- Local Council members:
General Manager, Perkins International Ltd
Chair of Greater Peterborough Partnership
Chief Executive, Cambridgeshire County Council
Chief Executive, Marshall of Cambridge Aerospace Ltd
Director of Education, Peterborough City Council
Education Liaison Officer, Eastern Branch of the Institute of
Peterborough City Councillor
Chair of Gladstone Connect
Principal and Chief Executive
Cambridge Regional College
Chief Executive, Greater Peterborough Investment Agency
Managing Director, Budget Car Hire
Deputy Director, Richmond Fellowship Workschemes
Vice President, National Council for Voluntary Youth Services
Chair of Governors, Chesterton Community College
Principal, Isle College
Director: Strategic Information & Planning, Anglia
Headteacher, John Mansfield School