Tracy Aust, Principal, West Thames College

“Accessing meaningful work placements and concrete advice about creative opportunities and career progression is currently a challenge. The Creative Enterprise Zone piece could provide some exciting, tangible in-­roads.”

Having initially qualified as a Secondary School teacher in Economics and Business, Tracy has 23 years’ experience of working in the education sector which has included working in secondary schools and sixth form colleges.

Tracy is very active within the Borough and sits on a number of steering groups which focus on strategic planning for education, skills and employment. Tracy sits on the Heathrow Skills TaskForce Group board and is working closely with fellow Consortium member Matt Snowden on the Logistics Skills Alliance, working with businesses to identify skills shortages.

Tracy is absolutely committed to ensuring that every student is given the opportunity and support to fulfil their potential, not only achieving their qualifications but also equipping them with the skills they need to progress and succeed.