Ebene News – GB – New Year’s honors: FE and skills sector recognized

Directors and presidents of colleges, as well as representatives of the continuing education sector at large, are among those recognized in the list of New Year’s honors

Continuing Education Commissioner Richard Atkins has been awarded the Knight’s Title in honor of this year’s New Year Atkins, who is due to step down early in the new year, said he was honored to receive the award

He said he recognized “the importance and success of all of the higher and sixth-level colleges in our country, as well as my own contributions” “I have been working in the college sector for 40 years now and I enjoyed working with the staff, students and governors tremendously Colleges can and do transform the life chances and career possibilities of their learners; young people and adults

“These are ingrained civic institutions that enable social and economic mobility for many Today, I think of all the staff and governors with whom I have worked and who have contributed to my professional development as well as to huge challenges that colleges will face in the next term I am convinced that they will respond as beautifully as they have done since last March “

Meanwhile, former President of the Association of Colleges and WorldSkills UK Carole Stott, already MBE, has been appointed OBE for her services to education, while Ann Mroz, outgoing editor and director of the digital publication at Tes, honored with an MBE for educational services

Ms Stott said: “I feel truly honored to receive this award I love and honestly admire FE (in which I have worked since the 1980s) The industry continues to quietly do what is right for its communities and its students, many of whom, like the industry itself, are too often overlooked and undervalued by the larger system – but not by FE I really hope 2021 sees FE get the recognition and support it deserves “

Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann, Managing Director of WorldSkills UK, said Stott’s commitment and support has transformed WorldSkills from a legacy project of WorldSkills London 2011 into the skills charity it is today

He said: “Carole has worked tirelessly to raise the profile of lifelong learning. Its promotion of high quality apprenticeship and technical education remains a key undertaking in the current climate”

A number of college principals will also receive OBEs for their contribution to continuing education, according to today’s list – including Sutton Adult Education College Director and Head of Department Dipa Ganguli, the Director of Oldham College Alun Francis, Ellen Thinnesen, Director General of Sunderland College, and Simon Pirotte, Director of Bridgend College

M Francis said: “These awards are given to individuals, but they are really about our staff and our organizations – FE colleges in places like Oldham – and the work they do. I am very happy that we are receiving this recognition and encouragement and I look forward to 2021 being a great year for the industry and for cities like ours. ”Ms Thinnesen added:“ Throughout my career, I have had the chance to work with many great leaders and personal mentors And with the inspiring people I have the privilege to work with every day, I would like to convey my sincere thanks. This OBE would not have been possible without their support and incredible dedication to the mission of continuing education ”

HOLEX President Pat Carrington said: “We are delighted that three of our members have received New Year’s honors – including one of our board members, Dipa Ganguli All three are fantastic advocates for adult education and demonstrate the true values ​​of adult education This year, because of Covid-19, everyone has had to work even harder to make sure our learners keep learning and, in the future, we need to make sure we do all we can to prepare people for the post-Covid-19 world and work with the learners most affected by the pandemic, help them return to work and support their individual well-being Congratulations to Ros, Dawn and Dipa “

Carolyn Savage, head of NEET and youth engagement at the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), received an OBE for learning and skills services She said she was “delighted, amazed and moved” She added: “I continue to pinch myself to make sure that it really happens. Learning and especially supporting apprentices and improving their experience have always been very dear to my heart and I really appreciated my varied work in this sector and being able to make the difference “

Recognized folks in the broader FE and skills industry include Nicki Hay, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Association of Employment and Learning Providers and Director of Operations of Estio Training Ltd, Sharron Robbie, Managing Director of Devon and Cornwall Training Providers Network, and Sue Tipton, Owner and Managing Director of Protocol Consultancy Services, Birmingham – all three receiving MBEs

Ms Hay said: “I am very happy and proud to have been included in Her Majesty’s New Year Honors list. I feel very humble, especially in this time of pandemic, when so many other people deserve such a prestigious award

“However, I could not receive such an honor without all the help and support of my colleagues, past and present, and partner organizations who help improve the lives and career prospects of young people to build a better future. There is still so much more to do and I am proud to be part of this driving force “

– Richard James Atkins CBE (Most recently Continuing Education Commissioner, Department of Education For Continuing Education Services)

– Dawn Michelle Hall (Head of Adult, Family and Community Learning, Doncaster For Continuing Education Services in South Yorkshire)

– Simon Keith Pirotte (Director, Bridgend College For Higher and Higher Education Services in Wales)

– Carole Mary Stott MBE (recently president, Association of Colleges and Find a Future For educational services)

– David Alan John Walrond (Principal and President, Truro and Penwith College and Callywith College For Continuing Education Services in Cornwall)

– Rosalyn Julia Parker (Principal, Southend Adult Community College For Adult Education and Community Services in Southend, Essex)

– Susan Jane husband (Director, Ccmmunity Company, Cymru and most recently Director, Employer and Employee Engagement, Education and Skills Funding Agency For Education Services)

– Susan Jessica McVeigh MBE (Chief, Tax Learning Employer-Provider, HM Revenue and Customs For Tax Learning and Compliance Services)

– Hunada Nouss (President, Audit and Risk Committee, Education and Skills Funding Agency For the Public Service)

– Carolyn Savage (Director, Apprentice Engagement, Education and Skills Funding Agency For Learning and Skills Services)

– Sally Clare Challis-Manning (Principal, Brinsbury College, Pulborough For Continuing Education Services in West Sussex)

– Emma Cobley (Principal, Foxes Academy SEN Residential School For Services to Youth with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities)

– David William Courtie Crosby (Company President, Hugh Baird College, Bootle For Continuing Education Services in Merseyside)

– Gerard Francis Hilton Donnelly (Team Leader, People and Capability Group, Social Mobility Services Learning Team)

– Karen Flood (Co-Chair, Whole-of-Government National Council on Learning Disabilities For Services to People with Learning Disabilities)

– Claire Henderson (Manager, Quality, Careers and International Development, South Eastern Regional College For Continuing Education Services in Northern Ireland)

– Dr Katherine Hewlett (Professor of Glass, Working Men’s College For Continuing Education and Charity Services in London)

– Ian Fryer Peake (Principal and Managing Director, Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College For Educational Services)

– Sarah Elizabeth Marilyn Warren (Lecturer, Southern Regional College For Educational and Children’s Services in Northern Ireland)

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Ebene News – GB – New Year’s honors: FE and skills sector recognized

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