• Using skills to drive growth and create jobs – overcoming skills gaps and skills shortages to support the high value industries of the future.
  • Developing skills to tackle unemployment – future-proofing the workforce and helping those without jobs to get the skills that employers need.
  • Getting a better fit between education and employment – closer working between employers and schools, colleges, universities and training providers.


Board Lead: Sarah Windrum

Operational Chair: Marion Plant (North Warwickshire & Hinckley College)

Ian Dunn (Coventry University)

Sally Lucas (CWT)

Julie Venn-Morton (Coventry City Council)

David Hill (Warwickshire County Council)

Michelle Wilson (Advent Communications)

Pete Squires (Advent Communications)

Rachael Stewart (CWLEP)

Becki Coombe (Learn2 FSB)

Mary Dunleavy (Job Centre Plus)

Lee Weatherly (MGTS)

Ray Goy (Henley College)

Angela Joyce (Warwickshire College Group)

Paul Welch (Prospects)

Martin Price (Think Higher)

Kevin Hylands (The George Eliot School)

Jane Benton (Westwood Academy)


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 10:00

A statement from The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on recent procurement for apprenticeship training provision

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 14:21

CWLEP is encouraging institutions to submit applications which provide strong evidence of how they would meet the criteria outlined in the Call for Engagement.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 16:21

Dear Stakeholder

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 09:18

City College Coventry is challenging YOU to join its 100 in 100 campaign, where they'll find 100 apprenticeships in 100 days for the people of Coventry.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 14:28

What is Pitchfest?

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 15:02

The chair of Midlands Connect has welcomed the news that Royal Assent is to be granted today (Thu 23 Feb) for phase one of HS2 between the West Midlands and London.

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 10:26

Employers in Coventry and Warwickshire are being urged to develop their businesses and grow their skills by utilising government funding available to invest in skills and apprenticeships.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:41

PET-Xi is pleased to announce that thanks to the success of our courses for job-seekers and our innovative approach to training we’re now able to offer a free fully funded Microsoft Office Speciali

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:13
An artist’s impression of the Bishop Gate development in Coventry.

Pictured: An artist’s impression of the Bishop Gate development in Coventry. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 13:44

The development opportunities that will arise if Coventry wins the race to become City of Culture 2021 will be highlighted to an international audience in March.