Deputy Chief Executive
Alison Maynard’s dedication to driving a high skills agenda among the modern workforce has helped position South Tyneside College as a leader in its field.
She has been pivotal to shaping a curriculum that allows students to gain the high-level skills and qualifications they need to access employment or move further into education.
High-profile successes include the creation of Career College North East, a unique learning pathway for 14 to 19-year olds to gain expert training in advanced manufacturing, engineering, computer science and marine, and the Lee Stafford Education Academy@STC, which teaches cutting edge hairdressing skills.
Her work has greatly advanced vocational learning opportunities, such as improving access to courses for all learners and supporting employability skills for NEET young people and the unemployed.
Alison’s other achievements include expanding strategic apprenticeship and traineeship provision, which directly satisfies a regional and national skills improvement agenda.
She has also worked extensively with Polish young people’s services in developing and advising on vocational education, with similar experience in Brazil and China, and is a respected curriculum expert for Pearson Edexcel.