Senior Skills Policy Manager, Association of Colleges
Teresa Frith joined AoC in 2008. Her role encompasses all aspects of employer related provision, including apprenticeships, commercial activity and working with the unemployed.
Teresa has an active role in influencing the development of policy and funding relating to apprenticeships, traineeships and other post 16, employer-focused activity. Teresa spent nearly 20 years working in the FE sector as a Lecturer, Head of Department, Director and Vice Principal. Most of this time was spent in employer related activity at local and regional levels, particularly around Apprenticeships, ESF projects, full cost recovery work and commercial bidding both in partnership and alone. Teresa sits on a number of key national groups where she represents the views of colleges to Government and engages regularly with key stakeholders such as DfE, BEIS, ESFA, IfATE, DWP, AELP and UVAC.
She has recently taken up a co-convening role for the Construction Leadership Council’s ‘Transition FE to Work’ Group and is working closely with the Clean Heat and Energy Directorates of BEIS on projects to bring industry and FE into closer alignment to meet the skills needs that accompany the shift to Zero Carbon by 2050.