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Principal appointed to board of Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

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11th October 2018

The Principal of City of Liverpool College has been selected to join the board of the high profile business-led partnership responsible for driving economic growth in the Liverpool City Region.

Elaine Bowker was appointed to the board of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and brings her experience and knowledge to the table as leader of the largest further education college in region.

The LEP works with the Combined Authority to deliver the City Region’s Growth Strategy and provides strategic advice and guidance on economic development priorities. One of its key priorities focuses on the need for a workforce with advanced technological skills, able to meet the changing demands of industries in the region.

Elaine said: “I am delighted to have been selected to represent the vital role further education plays in providing the skills our city region needs.

“The skills gap is an issue faced by many industries and businesses across the country, and I’m passionate about working with fellow board members to put skills at the top of the agenda and bring about positive change.  As principal of the largest college in Liverpool City Region, I’m well aware of the talent that exists in the area and the potential to drive our economy forwards through a continued focus on skills, giving Liverpool City Region’s residents the best shot at becoming the leaders of tomorrow.”

The LEP was created in 2012  and brings together businesses and civic leaders to drive private-sector led growth and job creation.  It covers the local authority areas of Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, St Helens, Wirral and Sefton.

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