August 8, 2012

Business Compact showcases Inspiring the Future

August 8, 2012

The Taskforce’s Inspiring the Future headlines in the Government’s ‘Business Compact’ for social mobility which asks employers to open their doors to people from all backgrounds. Read the full version.

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August 1, 2012

Harvard campaign for employer engagement in US education

August 1, 2012

A developing multistate initiative will create new “Pathways to Prosperity” for high school students in the USA. Nancy Hoffman from Jobs for the Future will be presenting a free Education and Employers Taskforce seminar in November. Read the full story.

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July 24, 2012

Graduates lack skills needed by business

July 24, 2012

Science graduates the lack skills needed by UK business. The Lords Science and Technology Committee calls for ‘immediate action’. Report chairman Lord Willis said he was “gobsmacked” by figures which showed few who had studied maths beyond GCSE. Too many students start science courses with weak maths skills. Read the full story.

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July 23, 2012

Summer schools created for the disadvantaged

July 23, 2012

The creation of 2,000 new summer schools across England will help put 65,000 disadvantaged pupils on an even footing with their wealthier peers. The idea is to boost their skills before starting secondary school in September. Read the full story.

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July 19, 2012

96% teachers ‘concerned’ about youth employment

July 19, 2012

As the school holidays start a TES/ Education and Employers Taskforce survey shows that 96% of teachers are ‘concerned’ about the future employment prospects of their pupils. See the full survey findings: TES- Education and Taskforce Teacher Survey Spring 2012

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July 18, 2012

All main political parties support Inspiring the Future

July 18, 2012

The 2 July saw the national launch of volunteering in education initiative Inspiring the Future. This new free initiative will see employees from all sectors and professions volunteering to go into state secondary schools and colleges to talk about their jobs, careers, and the education routes they took. Everyone from CEOs to apprentices and new […]

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July 17, 2012

Latest Taskforce News

July 17, 2012

The latest issue of Taskforce News is out today. This covers the national launch of free employee volunteering in schools programme Inspiring the Future with Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, actor Joanna Lumley, 100 leading employers and 1000 pupils aged 14-16. The Taskforce’s new research into Employer engagement in English independent schools is also featured. […]

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