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Nicky Morgan joins The Careers & Enterprise Company board Nicky Morgan, MP

Former Education Secretary Rt Hon Baroness Morgan of Cotes has joined the board of The Careers & Enterprise Company. 

Christine Hodgson, Chairman of The Careers & Enterprise Company said:

“I am delighted to welcome Nicky to The Careers & Enterprise Company board. 

“Nicky has demonstrated a relentless focus on supporting the best outcomes for young people and their futures, throughout her political and professional career. 

“She brings phenomenal expertise from a Government career, that has spanned key ministerial roles in Treasury, Education, Culture and as Minister for Women and Equalities, alongside her Parliamentary role to serve the communities of Loughborough.

“Nicky also offers significant private sector experience which will be invaluable to our mission to create closer connections between the worlds of education and business.  

“Nicky joins us at a time when we are more determined than ever to support young people through the challenging environment we face as a consequence of coronavirus.

“We are very much looking forward to working with Nicky and benefitting from the considerable counsel she will bring to the organisation.”

Nicky Morgan said:

“It is a real privilege to be joining the board of The Careers & Enterprise Company.

“I announced the establishment of The Careers & Enterprise Company during my time as Secretary of State for Education and have seen the organisation develop to play a pivotal role in driving a strategic approach to careers education for young people nationally.

“At the time, we were looking for solutions to the sticky challenge of youth unemployment, and when careers education was generally recognised to be inconsistent and patchy in quality across the country.  Employers were saying young people did not have the skills they need, and young people were feeling unsupported at the prospect of entering the world of work.  We needed to build a bridge between the worlds of education and employment.

“The Careers & Enterprise Company has brought together a powerful partnership of schools, colleges, employers and representative bodies – connecting young people with the world of work - a national programme owned by and delivered in local communities. As a result, national performance on careers education is improving and our next generation is benefitting.

“Today we face a new challenge – the impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The Careers & Enterprise Company’s proximity to educators and employers mean it is uniquely positioned to provide the vital support young people will need to adapt and adjust to a changing jobs market as we work our way out of lockdown and into economic recovery.

“I look forward to working with the board and team."