Fiona Doughton is Careers Hub Lead and Enterprise Coordinator at the West of England Combined Authority. She joined the Curiosity Connections’ advisory board in 2020 when WECA supported the new Digital Engineering Technology Innovation Centre (DETI), to inspire the next generation of digital engineers.
Fiona coordinates the West of England Careers Hub and Enterprise Adviser Network which motivates, inspires and supports young people to make informed choices about their future. This involves supporting schools and colleges to build strategic plans for Careers and Enterprise activity and connects them with senior business leaders who act as Enterprise Advisers. Bringing together business and education in this way helps to enable young people in the region to fulfil their potential.
WECA is made up of three of the local authorities in the region – Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire. Working with our partners, including the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, North Somerset Council and other local service providers, our aim is to deliver economic growth for the region.