The project external evaluator believes in VET
“As a great believer in VET, I am so pleased to be part of this great project. VET education has taken me from a very junior trainee laboratory technician to Academic Director of a national UK college and Managing Director of my own company.
All my adult learning was VET, initially doing a day a week at college as part of my laboratory training while later doing week long courses at university as part of my masters degrees.
The most important lesson I learned along the way is that nobody will pay you for what you know, but that will pay well for what you can do with what you know. I hold that VET, with its focus on practical learning, gives individuals work and life skills in a way that a purely academic education can never do.
As the external evaluator on this project I will be using skills that I learnt in industry where demonstrating the value of an investment is a key requirement. When I was learning this I never thought that I would be using these skills many year later on an international project. VET learning is truly the gift that keeps giving.”
MSc MBA CSci CMIWater
Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor
Managing Director, Windmill Insight Solutions Ltd