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Science and maths teaching in Wales not up to scratch

  • 31 Jan 2011

Science, technology, engineering and maths skills in Wales are not up to scratch, a critical report claims. The report, by the National Assembly’s Enterprise and Learning Committee, calls for “concerted …

Vince Cable and Nick Clegg visit Brompton Bicycle

  • 28 Jan 2011

Brompton Bicycle Ltd played host yesterday to Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Nick Clegg MP, Deputy Prime Minister. As the UK’s largest …

4,000 to attend Careers Fest

  • 24 Jan 2011

More than 4,000 students aged 12 upwards from across the UK are attending the Careers Fest at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford. They will meet local and national employers including …

The New Apprenticeship Agenda: the Union Role

  • 24 Jan 2011

Conference: 9 February 2011 at the TUC, Congress Centre, London Apprenticeships are a major skills priority for the Government and they are also a key priority for unions. Speakers include: …

The point of partnership explained

  • 17 Jan 2011

The Point of partnership: the case for employer engagement in education written by the Education and Employers Taskforce has been published in respected international journal Strategic HR Review. The primary …

Listen to our first research seminar

  • 14 Jan 2011

Dr Gill Haynes, Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter talks about Work-related learning and employer engagement: findings from the national evaluation of 14-19 Diplomas in our January research seminar …

Year in View published

  • 14 Jan 2011

Thanks to the support from the members of the Partnership Board, Trustees, employers and hundreds of volunteers, it has been a successful and productive first year for the charity the …

Rail skills academy created

  • 6 Jan 2011

Despite the cutbacks, railway engineers are still in demand. The business secretary is backing a new skills academy to train more rail workers. Read the full Guardian story.

CBI director general knighted for services to business

  • 6 Jan 2011

Confederation of British Industry director general and Taskforce Trustee, Richard Lambert, has been named in the New Year’s honours list. Lambert was knighted in recognition for his services to business. …

How to make effective partnerships

  • 14 Dec 2010

New case studies of successful partnerships between schools and diverse local employers have been added to the Teachers Guide. These include; the Abingdon Diploma Partnership in Oxfordshire, Harris Academy Bermondsey …

College students experience top employers

  • 13 Dec 2010

Young business and creative students aged 16-19 headed to London to get a taste of life at two of Britain’s most influential organisations, and to boost their employability skills. A …

Experiential Learning Week in Ontario

  • 30 Nov 2010

This is a useful insight into how the Canadian province of Ontario is systematically engaging employers to support learning, progression and economic growth.  

Latest issue of Taskforce News

  • 25 Nov 2010

Here’s the latest issue of Taskforce News. Subjects covered include; the Wolf Review of Vocational Education, a letter from Nick Gibb, Minister of State for Schools, about education and employer …

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