About The Speaker
Dan Howard is the Managing Director of Skills Forward Ltd, previously known within the Sector as ForSkills. They are one of the UK’s leading eLearning assessment solutions for Functional Skills, GCSE, and Employability. They are a not for profit company, part of the NCFE Group. Last year Skills Forward provided over 2.7m Assessments to learners in the post 16 employability and skills sector. Dan has worked across the sector for the last 10 years, holding senior positions in Further Education Colleges and Independent Training Providers, implementing and successfully managing complex government funded contracts and has a reputation for customer focus, delivering excellent quality, and driving high levels of performance. Dan is passionate about accessibility of learning and widening the participation of people undertaking training and apprenticeships. Dan sits on several LEP committees driving skills, inclusion and social mobility, he is chair of governors for a School in East Yorkshire and is a member of the Institute of Directors and Institute of Employability Professionals.