Alan Woods OBE
“What I find so rewarding is seeing learners actually achieve their dreams.
"It’s about seeing them getting a job, getting qualifications, getting more pay and learning new skills. I think that is really fantastic.”
"Being a governor has really contributed to me developing as a Senior Executive.
"The experience has contributed to my development and provided a real insight into how regulated organisations are ran, managed and are successful. I also believe young people are our future and playing a part in contributing to their success makes me feel I am playing a small part in that."
"Becoming a Governor at Walsall College wasn’t something I initially set out to do.
My motivation was to use what I had learned in my career to help others in some way. It's been a real pleasure and privilege to work with a group of talented managers and fellow Governors to give people the opportunity to learn, think and gain skills that will hopefully lead to employment. Walsall College is small enough to listen to what you have to say, but big enough to change people’s lives forever, and who wouldn’t want to be part of that?"
"It’s an absolute privilege to join the board.
"As Governors, we look at what’s going on from classrooms to workshops and we work with college leaders to make the college experience as good as possible. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing this work come to life.”
"I’m glad to have the opportunity to give something back from my 25 years’ education and industry experience.
"It's about celebrating student success and seeing the distance they have travelled personally and professionally. I also enjoy the learning walks. These give me an opportunity to experience the curriculum first hand."