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Lifelong Learning appoints new Director General


Janice Shiner has been appointed as the next Director General of the Lifelong Learning division of the Department for Education and Skills.

Currently Principal of Leicester College of Further Education, Ms Shiner will become an important policy adviser to Estelle Morris, and will be responsible for taking still further the policy of broadening public access to further and higher education. The post also includes a brief to improve literacy and numeracy more generally, and to raise the standards of workforce skills.

Ms Shiner spent her early career in private sector Human Resource Management, before undertaking further study and becoming a lecturer in Further Education. She returned to the private sector as a Vice President of Chase Manhattan Bank, then took up the post of Vice Principal at Yeovil College in Somerset. After that she worked for three years as a Senior Inspector at the Further Education Funding Council before becoming Director of Education and Institutions there, responsible for more than half of the Council's activities. For the last two years she has been Principal of Leicester College, taking it through a merger and inspection.

Department for Education and Skills

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