Training 2000, has appointed a new Head of Education and Skills. Steve Whitehead, from Burnley, joins Training 2000 after spending the past seven years as CEO of Alliance Learning, based in Horwich. Prior to that role, he spent almost 15 years with Accrington-based North Lancs Training Group.
During this time, Steve, who is a former apprentice, gained a wealth of experience in the training sector and brings an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by training providers and the opportunities available in the sector.
As the head of education and skills, Steve will have overall responsibility for managing the training provider’s staff and learners to increase training opportunities and continually improve the provision offered and develop staff to their full potential.
He will also aim to ensure that the quality of training delivered remains a high standard and matches the expectations of learners, employers and other interested parties.
Steve said: “Training 2000 has always had a strong reputation and I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to join the company.
“In my new role, I am looking to develop the existing good practice offered and ensure that our standards are aligned to meet employer needs and our outstanding Ofsted grades. I am also hoping to increase awareness of Apprenticeships in both schools and at career events to enhance the quality of our training provision.”
Steve Gray, chief executive officer at Training 2000, said: “Our company is on a journey of continuous improvement and Steve’s new appointment will allow the company to look into ways to develop our provision, ensuring that we can continue to invest in staff and facilities.
“As an ex-apprentice, Steve will be a great ambassador for young people and will play a key role in promoting the value of Apprenticeships to employers.”