Janet has enjoyed a full and rewarding career in Learning and Skills originally within Fife, expanding her work to include learning and skills in the SDS Service Design and Innovation team in 2013 through to position of Interim Director of the Centre for Work-based Learning, from November 2019. Within SDS Janet has been involved in R&D in pedagogies, and FA, and GA practice development for work-based learning, working in partnership across the education and skills sector in Scotland.
Over the years her wider work has supported wider national activity in the development of Modern Apprenticeships, development of HE articulation, employer partnerships, equalities education, and her most recent work in STEM education, and work-based learning. In her senior portfolio within the college sector she held responsibility for growth in work-based learning, employer relationships and curriculum leadership. In 2000 her work with Lauder College was awarded the Queens Anniversary Prize for ‘Services for Long-Term Unemployed in Scotland’. In 2007 she was awarded the MBE for Services to Education in Fife.
Business Support Executive
Kirsty is the Centre for Work-based Learning’s Business Support Executive. Since joining the team in July 2017 she’s been involved in establishing and developing the Centre's governance structure and reporting processes, working closely with Partner organisations and supporting the Centre for Work-based Learning's event programme.
When not working you might find Kirsty spending time with her daughter and family, socialising with her friends or planning her next holiday!
Research Graduate Intern
Jonathan is the Research Intern for the Centre for Work-based Learning. Jonathan will aid and assist in the production of quality research data which will inform and support key objectives of the Centre. He will also support the Centre’s PRAXIS events by researching and identifying emerging themes to develop the scope of the brief for each event.
Jonathan graduated from the University of Stirling with a BA Honours degree in History and attained an MSc. In Political Communication from the University of Glasgow. Prior to joining the Centre, Jonathan has been involved in a variety of research and analytical projects.
Outside of work Jonathan can be found watching football, socialising or playing Lacrosse for the Scotland international team.