Louise and Stephen bring their passion and experience to the Skills Hub team
Warwickshire Skills Hub, part of Warwickshire County Council’s Economy & Skills Group, has welcomed two new members to its team as Louise Stolz and Stephen Hall join as Employability and Skills Project Officers.
Both new recruits bring a wealth of relevant experience to their roles, as well as a passion for supporting people who are seeking the best career pathway.
Louise has joined after more than a decade at Tamworth Borough Council during which she worked in Employment & Skills.
"I’m really excited to have joined the Warwickshire Skills Hub Team as Employability & Skills Project Officer," Louise said. "I will be supporting them in the development and delivery of a variety of projects including the Fair Chance Employment Programme and the Warwickshire Apprenticeship Progression Programme.
"With my previous experience in Employment & Skills at Tamworth Borough Council, I am passionate about giving people every opportunity to develop their skills and employability and giving them the tools to succeed in their chosen career path."
Stephen arrives with extensive experience collected over 20 years with organisations in the world of welfare to work, including private providers Working Links & Maatwerk, Coventry City Council and social housing provider Bromford.
His roles have been very varied and include Hub Adviser (running Atherstone Learning Disability Hub) and Families Coordinator (Part of the Troubled Families Programme).
"I am delighted to be joining the Employability and Skills Team," said Stephen. "I'm looking forward to being able to utilise my experience of providing careers advice and support to jobseekers over the last 20 years to help support and develop future skills and employability programmes. Over the years I have gained experience of working with a variety of funding streams and supporting people in pretty much every situation imaginable.
"I particularly enjoy being able to be part of supporting individuals to improve their skills. I get a lot of satisfaction from seeing the difference this can make to families and also local communities.
Chloe Millage, Careers & Employability Programme Manager at Warwickshire Skills Hub, said: "I am delighted to welcome Louise and Stephen to the team. They have a real passion and enthusiasm for helping to set young people on the road to the right careers and have brought a lot of valuable experience to our team. I am sure they will both be great assets to the team."
* Members of the Skills Hub staff are being part funded by the European Social Fund as part of the Coventry & Warwickshire ESF Technical Assistance project.