Meet the Congleton Learning Centre Team

 

Adele Cook - Managing Director

Adele Cook - Managing Director


Adele moved to Congleton in 1999 and has been with Congleton Learning Partnership since the company was formed in 2003.

 

Prior to this, she worked for Stoke-on-Trent College, managing a Learning Centre based within a large manufacturing company. Adele attended the Nottingham Trent University where she graduated with a BA Hons in Design Studies.

 

Adele loves to travel and spent a year backpacking around Australia before settling in Congleton. She now enjoys spending time with her family, going on holiday and playing netball for Congleton Ladies

Helen Baker - Tutor

Helen Baker - Tutor


Helen has lived in the Congleton area all her life and has been with Congleton Learning Partnership since the company was formed in 2003.

 

Prior to this, she worked as a contractor for Astrazeneca and tutored at evening class for South Cheshire College. Helen gained HND for business and IT at South Cheshire College while her children were at school.

 

Helen enjoys participating in community events in the village that she resides and playing the piano

Janthea Maddocks - Tutor/Careers Advisor

Janthea Maddocks - Tutor/Careers Advisor


Janthea has lived in Macclesfield since 1974, she previously worked at a learning centre in Macclesfield after attending as a learner studying her ECDL qualification. Janthea has been with Congleton Learning Centre since January 2009 and is currently undergoing a PTTLS course at college to hopefully achieve a teaching qualification.

 

Janthea enjoys quiz nights and playing pool for a local pub team, she loves holidays and recently went swimming with dolphins in Mexico which she says is one of her most exciting experiences.

Cath Barton - Careers Advisor

Cath Barton - Careers Advisor


I have been a careers advisor for many years and have a wide variety of experience. Offering; Information, Advice & Guidance with a variety of customer groups such as; graduates, people facing redundancy, unemployed people looking for new opportunities in jobs or education, employed persons looking for promotions and personal development and progression within their jobs as well as looking for new opportunities, ex- offenders, people over 50 and people from other ethnic communities, persons ages 18- 24 , apprenticeships.... the list is endless.

 

In my past, I have been a Guidance Manager, Teacher of Catering, Assessor and IV within Information Advice & Guidance and Hospitality, and started my career after college working with Physically Handicapped Adults at the Leonard Cheshire Home in Sandbach, looking back, I’ve always worked with people, I must enjoy it!

 

Personally, I’m a down to earth person, realistic and very practical. In my free time when I’m not creating CV’s for people, I enjoy walking. I have two very energetic Lakeland terriers  who like myself enjoy long walks in the countryside and Scotland is our favourite.

 

I’m also a Vintage Motorcycle rider and a member of the VMCC rider. I ride a 1928 500cc Model 18 Flat Tank Norton and a 1950 hand change Triumph Trophy at VMCC events throughout the country.

 

My biggest achievement in Motorcycling was in 2011, winning the VMCC’s biggest Event - The Banbury Run. I was the overall winner, not bad out of 600 riders all riding machines manufactured before 1930. I only won a silver award in 2012, still 2013 is still untouched...

 

David Ostick - Administrator

David Ostick - Administrator


David is the newest member of the team, having joined in March 2014. David enjoys helping everyone with their individual requirements, especially at the various work clubs around East Cheshire where he spends most of his time.

David comes from an administration & customer service background.

David’s interests are reading; sport (especially cricket & following Macclesfield Town F.C.)  and discussing various historical occurrences and events as well as football banter with Cath and the team!

 

 

 

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