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February 25, 2010

Skills and Apprenticeships Conference

February 25, 2010

Capita’s National Skills and Apprenticeships Conference takes place 16 March 2010 in London. It follows the recent publication of the Skills for Growth Strategy and the introduction of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act. Speakers include Dr Anthony Mann, Director of Policy and Research, at the Education and Employers Taskforce. For further information visit […]

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February 11, 2010

CBI’s Richard Lambert on tackling youth unemployment and the role of employers

February 11, 2010

Richard Lambert, Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), and an Education and Employers Taskforce Trustee, made a speech to a Deloitte breakfast meeting entitled ‘Breaking the cycle of youth unemployment: the employer/education leadership challenges’ on 11 February 2010.  Read the richard lambert speech.

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February 1, 2010

New research demonstrates the need for better education-employer engagement

February 1, 2010

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 […]

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January 21, 2010

Education and employer partnerships celebrated at Guildhall event

January 21, 2010

SSAT hosted a policy forum of business and school leaders to champion school/employer partnerships. The event also saw the launch of Creating effective partnerships with employers: guidance for teachers. Produced by the SSAT in collaboration with the Education and Employers Taskforce, the publication identifies the key characteristics of successful employer engagement, presenting case studies and […]

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January 12, 2010

Taskforce welcomes 10th International Education and Business Partnership Conference

January 12, 2010

The 10th International Education Business Partnership Conference program focuses strongly on the increasing interaction between corporate social investment strategies, communities and learning partnership systems and programs in many countries. The common ground between schools, communities and business is becoming better defined as economies and societies become more knowledge-based and business becomes more aware of the […]

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January 6, 2010

You Gov research findings

January 6, 2010

The EDGE Annual Programme of Stakeholder Research: Business in Schools published in January 2010 found that many teachers did not think there were enough opportunities for children to experience the workplace; 51% had this view, while only 28% though there were enough opportunities. Teachers were likely to think that there was insufficient employer engagement in […]

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