Mike Dawe is City & Guilds' Director of International. The International business is roughly 10% of City & Guilds' entire business and is growing rapidly.
It is operated through several offices around the world including Barbados, Dublin, Hungary, UAE, Kenya, South Africa, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
The offices offer a range of skills development services to employers, training providers, governments and individual learners.
Mike originally joined the International team to manage City & Guilds' investment into a joint venture in India with the Bangalore based Manipal Education. The joint venture company, IndiaSkills, offers training and qualification to learners across India.
Prior to working with City & Guilds' International business, he headed City & Guilds’ Centre for Skills Development (CSD) which seeks to support policy makers and practitioners in focus countries.
Before working with CSD, Mike managed a team that introduced technological solutions into vocational education, including some relating to e-learning and e-assessment.
He was responsible for the implementation of City & Guilds' on-screen assessment solution - the first of its kind in the UK's further education sector.
Prior to working at City & Guilds Mike worked in the wildlife industry in Zimbabwe researching regulation of, and the financial returns to, management of arid land areas.
His work supported rural economic development and he developed a lasting interest in how commercial growth can drive broader economic development - a subject that continues to drive his views in his current role.