Banks retains hot seat at Learning and Skills Council

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) today announced the reappointment of Chris Banks as Chairman of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC), the organisation responsible for the delivery of high-quality education and training for young people and adults.

In writing to reappoint Mr Banks as Chair for a further three years, the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has acknowledged Banks̵7; leadership of the LSC over the last three-and-a-half years and his strong personal commitment to equal opportunities and to improving the life chances of many of our most disadvantaged citizens.

Innovation, Universities and Skills Secretary John Denham said: ̶0;Improving the skills of the nation has never been more important. The LSC will invest £11.6bn in 2008-09, £12bn in 2009-10 and £12.6bn in 2010-11 of public money for the benefit of young people, adults and employers. Chris Banks will be instrumental in ensuring value for money and driving forward the Leitch Skills agenda.̶1;

Chris Banks, Chairman of the Learning and Skills Council, said: ̶0;There is still much to do and I look forward to playing my part in ensuring that in the next 3 years - as we undergo another period of huge change - we maintain and accelerate performance and focus on the best outcome for learners, employers and our communities.̶1;

Image: Chris Banks has been reappointed as Chair of the LSC for another three years

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