People & Skills Projects - 07 May 2015

West Notts College Principal shortlisted for national award

Principal of West Nottinghamshire College and D2N2 Board Member Dame Asha Khemka is in the running for a prestigious national award.

Now in their 11th year, the First Women Awards (2015) – founded by leading industry title Real Business and employers’ organisation, the CBI – celebrate the achievements of inspirational women from a variety of businesses and professional sectors. The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday June 11 at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square.

Holding a prominent position on the D2N2 board for over a year, Dame Asha is well placed to ensure that the voice of further education is well heard in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. D2N2 – the Local Enterprise Partnership for the area, is firmly committed to the provision of skills and employability across the area, and recently published the D2N2 Provider Charter; a document which allows colleges and education providers to work with Employers, building bespoke courses to meet business needs and address the skills gap.

Asha Khemka OBE

Dame Asha Khemka

Dame Asha has been principal of West Nottinghamshire College since 2006.  Since taking up this position, the College turnover has more than doubled – approaching £70 million in 2012/13.  The College is one of the five largest providers in the UK for Employer Responsive provision, having a national footprint.  The number of apprentices has grown to the region of 12,000 and the College employs 1,300 staff.

Dame Asha said: “I feel honoured to be shortlisted for this award in the company of such esteemed women leaders.”

She added: “While this personal recognition is very humbling, it is also testimony to the hard-working and dedicated staff who make West Nottinghamshire College the success story that it is.”

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