Gareth Dent writes:
I spent my early years as an economist looking at education and training issues.
I am convinced that access to education for adults can transform lives and communities.
In 1998 I was fortunate enough to join the team setting up learn direct, becoming their Director of Advice Services and in 2008 became Principal of the Open College of the Arts.
If there is a thread running through these activities, it is that I am convinced that access to education for adults can transform lives and communities.
I became involved with SAVTE as a volunteer and immediately saw their commitment to quality and improving lives for some of the most disadvantaged people in Sheffield.
Since being asked to join the Board in early 2018 my admiration for their ability to use tiny resources to great effect has grown steadily.