After gaining qualifications in electronics I spent 27 years in industry with various roles revolving around production and quality engineering before moving into the education sector in 2008.
I joined EEF Technology Centre, a private work based engineering training provider based in Birmingham as Quality Manager with responsibilities for managing all improvement and assessment centre activities.
As part of this remit I also look after our management information systems.
Early in 2008 I was made aware of the Learning Innovation Grant and this rekindled my passion for all thing of a gadget nature. We applied for and where successful in securing funding which enabled us to start work on the introduction of our Virtual Learning Environment.
Since 2008 I have actively involved myself in the eLearning community by attending numerous events organised by RSC WM, Becta and LSIS etc. and I am moderately active on Twitter and have been writing my own Blog about Technology for Teaching and Training.