Jo North

Jo North

Executive Director, ITC Skills

Jo commenced her focused and full time career pathway in Nursing in 1960, and progressed to Ward Sister / Departmental Sister roles before moving into Nurse Education in 1970. Jo then followed Clinical Teacher, Nurse Tutor, Senior Tutor, Director of Nurse Education and Assistant Principal roles, and progressed both her professional and degree attainments in a 24 years period. In 1994, Jo launched and directed her first owned company. During this period, entrepreneurial opportunities flourished and Jo’s passion for the health and the education/ training sectors were widened. Jo’s roles at this times also included, Chair of an FE College, external Moderator for the Certification in Education Programme, Training Standard Council and Adult Learning Inspector roles, National Health, Social and Child Care Champion, Chair of the Education and Training Trailblazer Leadership Group and many other related roles and Directorships in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Jo has a wealth of unique practical experience gained across the NHS in South Yorkshire, a whole range of ‘fit for purpose’ qualifications, sector credibility in teaching and practice, leadership and management knowledge and experience, strategic vision, entrepreneurial skills and many personal and earned company accolades and a whole bundle of energy, commitment and determination.
Jo is totally committed to maximising the ownership for individual and organisational potential, high quality cost effective delivery, embedding technologies and knowing that passion and hard work makes the unthought-of, become an achievable reality.

An Introduction to the HE/FE Learning Mentor, HE/FE Assessor-Coach & Skills Teacher Apprenticeship Standards

Skills 4

The Apprenticeship Levy has now been introduced. How have Colleges, Training Providers, Local Authorities and Employers responded to ensure staff have the competencies to support the development of apprentices? This session explores the key roles required to effect positive delivery experiences for apprentices. It provides insight into each of the Standards and how these can […]

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