New research demonstrates the need for better education-employer engagement

The Taskforce releases today four research papers which collectively provide significant new data on the value of partnerships between employers and schools and colleges. Three Taskforce partners have worked with the Taskforce to bring into the public domain, important survey findings on the views of young people and schools towards engagement with employers.

The research papers are: IEBE’s 2008 survey of 15,000 young people who had completed work experience, BITC’s 2007 survey of 400 school leaders, B-live’s survey of career aspirations highlghting a disjuncture between job goals and labour market realities, and a rare public analysis of the impact of work experience and part-time work on young people from large scale longitudinal studies.

For full details visit our research section