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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 …

Stimulating Science

  • 24 Nov 2010

EdComs are hosting a free science seminar on 26 November 9am to 12.15 at EdComs, Capital Tower, 91 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8RT. It’s a seminar for 50 employers and …

K-12 Partnership Report newsletter

  • 17 Nov 2010

You can now subscribe for free to the K-12 Partnership Report newsletter of employer-education partnership activity in the US. Previously it has required paid subscriptions. Visit: to subscribe.

Essex first to offer new globally recognised course

  • 12 Nov 2010

The Anglo European School has become the first state secondary in the country to offer a new globally recognised course. In September, seven students signed up to the International Baccalaureate …

Enterprising pupils head to New York

  • 11 Nov 2010

How the invention of a teddy bear chair took four Bradford teenagers to the Big Apple to present to Google. To read the full story:

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 …

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