Shaping the future of Greater Manchester business with Stockport Vice-President role

Shaping the future of Greater Manchester business with Stockport Vice-President role

Stockport College is stepping up its bid to shape the future of business across the region following the appointment of Director Jane Keys as Vice-President for the town for Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

GMCC Regional Membership Manager Emma Ladkin said, “Jane was already a keen and engaged member of the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce and she demonstrated a clear passion in her objectives, focused on bridging the skills gap between businesses and schools.”

Jane’s manifesto was plucked from five candidates for the new role of VP, which will run for two years. She shares the post with F1rst Commercial Recruitment’s Sharon Seville.

The Director of Apprenticeships at Stockport and Trafford College said, “It’s a great honour and privilege to have been selected as one of the vice-presidents for GMCC.

“My manifesto had three main aims: plugging the skills gap by bringing in advisory groups for every sector in our College, to improve the economy to see positive growth and to create more collaboration by supporting each other to secure more government funding.

“I’m really looking forward to working with Sharon Seville and Stuart Bradley, President to achieve this.”

By providing regular opportunities for employers and curriculum leaders to meet, the College works to bridge skills gaps more efficiently and effectively.

Stockport Business Group meets once a quarter and hosts six events each year for businesses to network.

Picture left to right: Jane Keys, GMCC Regional Membership Manager Emma Ladkin Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce, GMCC President Stuart Bradley and Sharon Sevillen F1rst Commercial Recruitment.