A strategic advisory body to the Board on all matters related to skills, employment and productivity. 


  • 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: Marion Plant (North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College)

Ian Dunn (Coventry University)

Lorraine Gearing (Coventry University)

Sam Hardy (University of Warwick)

Angela Joyce (Warwickshire College Group)

Peter Brammall (Coventry College)

Sally Lucas (CWT)

Kim Mawby (Coventry City Council)

David Ayton-Hill (Warwickshire County Council)

Michelle Wilson (Advent Communications)

Mary Dunleavy (Job Centre Plus)


Lee Weatherly (MGTS)

Paul Welch (Prospects)

Martin Price (Think Higher)

Jane Benton (The Westwood Academy)

Sarah Windrum (Emerald Communications)

Sarah Pagan (CW Growth Hub)

Tracey Brown (ESFA)

Gemma Gathercole (CWLEP)

Julie Venn-Morton (Coventry City Council)

Lee Osborne (FSB)


Monday, June 24, 2019 - 08:45

WCG (formerly known as Warwickshire College Group) is delighted to announce that it has been selected by the Department for Education to be one of the earliest colleges in the West Midlands to intr

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 08:30

From fighting hackers with the latest cyber security techniques to programming robots, from learning a construction trade to gaining advanced manufacturing skills – the West Midlands Combined Autho

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:19

Selected from thousands of nominations, the Catering team at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College is one of just 68 Silver Award winners across the country who will be celebrated as

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 13:14

Warwickshire educators, businesses and local residents are to have their say on shaping a new Careers Strategy for the county.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 14:41

Two of the area’s leading business organisations are among the major sponsors of a Midlands event which brings together entrepreneurs and businesses to support growth through innovation.

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 09:54

Warwickshire County Council has appointed the contract for the improvement works to help ease traffic congestion around Stanks Island and Birmingham Road during peak periods.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 15:26

Anyone can apply to run an event in the Festival - running from 11 to 21 November.

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 09:04

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Coventry and Warwickshire are urged to take advantage of a £4,500,000 skills training fund to upskill their workforce.

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 09:02

Non-English speakers could get free language lessons linked to job training under new plans from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 13:36

A leading construction company has been awarded two major contracts as part of the £82 million Coventry Station Masterplan to transform the fastest growing station outside London.