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New mailing group: subscribe now

  • 8 Nov 2010

Research mail group launched: The Education and Employers Taskforce has launched a new email group, to bring together those who are interested in evidence surrounding what happens to young people, …

New research seminars January 2011

  • 8 Nov 2010

New research seminars begin: On the 13 January 2011 Dr Gill Haynes, Exeter University, will be leading a seminar on ‘Work-related Learning and Employer Engagement: Findings from the National Evaluation of …

Speakers for Schools site live

  • 5 Nov 2010

Initial information about the new ‘Speakers for Schools’ site founded by Robert Peston is now live. The official website launch will be in early 2011. Visit:

Financial Times publishes ‘Working with Schools’

  • 5 Nov 2010

The Financial Times newspaper has today published a Working with Schools report highlighting the work of the Education and Employers Taskforce, it’s partners and other organisations working in the field. …

Learning outside the classroom crucial, says Ofsted

  • 4 Nov 2010

The new government’s response to the Commons Education Committee’s report both acknowledges the importance of learning outside the classroom and promises to investigate the constraints on schools arising from unnecessary …

Helping young people succeed: the role of employers

  • 8 Oct 2010

Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has launched a report, commissioned by charity The Education and Employers Taskforce, examining how employers can contribute to improving careers education through inspiring and better …

A capsule history of vocational education

  • 30 Sep 2010

From Vocational Education to Career-Technical Education: A Capsule History and Summary of Research, from the University of California, Berkeley looks at the evolution of what was once know as vocational …

America’s Education Nation

  • 29 Sep 2010

Education Nation is a nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving education in America.

Volunteer of the year announced

  • 23 Sep 2010

The Personal Finance Society (PFS) has awarded Tony Cohen of Nsure the prestigious award of Volunteer of the Year at this year’s PFS conference. The award, now in its second …

US careers academies – proof of effectiveness

  • 21 Sep 2010

New on the Taskforce research pages, a longitudinal study of the US careers academies programme showing young people enrol in the initiative where they work closely with employers over the …

70,000 new Work Inspiration placements announced

  • 15 Sep 2010

The Work Inspiration campaign has achieved major success in its first year. Sir Stuart Rose, chairman of Business in the Community (BITC) and Chairman of M&S announced the results to business …

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