• 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)


Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:04
WMCA Leadership

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) continues to build its leadership team by appointing Dr Julie Nugent as its new director of productivity and skills.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 14:39

The Careers and Enterprise Company, in conjunction with the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Hub and the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, is look

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 09:45
Half price travel

A scheme giving apprentices and trainees aged 18 or under half price travel on the region’s bus, train and tram network has been launched.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 08:47

A brand new centre has been officially opened at Royal Leamington Spa College to inspire young people in the vital STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 14:02

The CWLEP is a supporting partner of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017.

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 13:51
Progressive initiative information for employers

Coventry and Warwickshire employers and stakeholders are being invited to an event to learn more about how they can get involved with 'Progress', a youth employment initiative aimed at 15-24-year-o

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 13:09

Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival tickets now available to book

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:48

The inaugural Coventry & Warwickshire Business Festival is gaining significant backing from a number of high profile organisations, all keen to be part of this new initiative to drive economic

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 08:48

An Innovation Hub is inspiring the next generation of digital and creative talent in Coventry and the wider area.

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 14:20

Coventry University’s multi-million pound National Transport Design Centre (NTDC) will bring major advantages to the West Midlands’ automotive sector – industry leaders were told at a launch event.