Liz North
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Liz is the Programme Manager for the CareerTech Challenge Fund.

The CareerTech Challenge is a partnership between Nesta and the Department for Education that will support the development of innovative services that help people navigate the changing labour market and learn the skills they need for the future of work.

Prior to joining Nesta, Liz spent over nine years at the Greater London Authority in various roles spanning intelligence, regeneration and economic development, and skills and employment. Liz designed, implemented and developed two rounds of Further Education and Skills for Londoners Capital Funding which made funding available for colleges and training providers to invest in their estate and equipment to respond to current and future labour market challenges. Liz also played a key role in designing, implementing and delivering policy for the devolution of the Adult Skills Budget to the Mayor’s Office in 2019, including holding responsibility for the organisation’s key relationships with the Education and Skills Funding Agency and Ofsted.

Liz is in her final year of studying for a degree with the Open University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. As a distance learner herself, Liz is especially interested in how innovative approaches and timely information, advice and guidance can engage and sustain learners to fulfil their potential.