Upcoming Courses & Events
Excel - Building Formulae
Many people in the workplace use Excel spreadsheets that have been created by other people. They are not complete beginners with spreadsheets but are not confident about how they operate. They would like to acquire a basic understanding of how to create formulas and functions and how they work. If you recognise this scenario, this course is designed to help you.
SolidWorks - Section 1 Basics and User Interface
SolidWorks - Section 2 Introduction to Sketching
Colin Parker - Skills Factory Director
Colin has worked for over 30 years in the Automotive Component Industry as an Operations Manager, Plant Manager and Head of Operations. Colin is a qualified (chartered) production engineer with a degree in Mathematics.
Having worked for Lucas, Perkins, Denso, Honda & TRW in diverse process from Body in white to electronics manufacture, Colin has ‘suffered’ skills shortages at the sharp end so his role as Skills Factory Director is a good chance to try and improve the situation for the next generation of manufacturing operations leaders.
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Film: The Full Monty
Guilty Pleasure: Watching the gardener cut our lawn at home!
Eileen Steventon: Communications and Marketing Assistant
Joined the Consortium in December 2017 working on the Skills Factory courses and marketing. Since leaving college I have worked in both the private and public sector. Public sector organisations are my preferred employment. Worked with long term unemployed, getting them job ready and back into long term sustainable employment. I like to end each work day knowing I have contributed to making someone’s life a little better. As a Tipton girl, it’s great being part of the team at the Consortium who work hard to improve and enrich the Black Country and the people who live and work here.
Favourite colour: Purple
Favourite film: Something’s got to give
Angela Moore – School and Business Engagement Officer
Angela joined the Consortium as School & Business Engagement Officer in July 2016 working as a Coordinator on the Careers & Enterprise Company: Enterprise Adviser Programme, recruiting business leaders to work with schools to improve their careers education strategy.
With over 16 years’ experience designing and managing training provision for young people for whom mainstream education was not effective, and supporting unemployed adults and apprenticeships; Angela’s interest lies in finding new and exciting ways to motivate people to reach their full potential.
Angela has over 10 years experience in the hotel sector working on new build and refurbishment projects for a large hotel chain. She eventually gave that up to support the start-up of a furniture manufacturing business.
Favourite Colour: Fuschia
Favourite Film: Ice Age
Guilty Pleasure: Home design programmes
Contact Angela on 01384 471163 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Corin Gregory – Enterprise Co-ordinator
Corin’s passion is to see young people develop in their personal career pathways. She believes this is no better influenced than through the voice of ‘business’ and enrichment activities to support learners’ decisions in how the world of work, works.
Favourite Colour: Yellow
Favourite Film: Erin Brockovich
Guilty Pleasure: Walking on a beach with my Border Collie – destination lunch!