From 2000 to 2011, David worked in senior roles at the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). At the LSC and SFA David led the funding and improvement relationships with colleges and providers and successfully took on trouble-shooting roles to rescue crises in capital funding and Educational Maintenance Allowances.
Prior to that, David worked in the voluntary sector across a wide range of roles and organisations in the UK and Australia, in social housing, co-operatives, welfare, regeneration and community development.
Are we entering a golden age for colleges?
Overview: College funding has been decimated over the last decade, with harmful consequences for students, staff, society and our economy but in recent times there are signs that things might change. Brexit, demographic pressures and technological change all require a new set of education, training and lifelong learning solutions. Colleges are in prime position to offer a way forward but need to raise their profile and reputation. Here’s how we are planning on achieving that.
- We should be optimistic about the future
- Colleges are working together to make the most of the opportunities