January 28, 2016

Lost in transition: VET, apprenticeships and entrepreneurship

January 28, 2016

By Iván Diego, Entrepreneurship Education Project Coordinator for VALNALON. e-mail: ivan@valnalon.com twitter: @ivandiego “Plain common sense seems to suggest apprenticeships could be used to further advance the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills but regardless of such potential, experts acknowledge most apprenticeship schemes currently in place do no explicitly train entrepreneurship skills.” (OECD, 2010). The title is an attempt to capture what has […]

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January 5, 2016

Engaging Employers in Education Reforms in the Western Balkans – How and Why?

January 5, 2016

By Ivana Aleksic, Senior Education Consultant, Wider Europe, British Council. This is a short version of the article published in the November issue of the Macedonian monthly ‘Economy and Business’: (p. 50-54); by Ivana Aleksic. The prolonged global economic crises made countries look for new and innovative approaches to mobilising both firms and individuals in hope […]

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December 15, 2015

Young people and employment

December 15, 2015

By Andrew Mackenzie, Policy and Research Manager at Reed in Partnership.  Tackling youth unemployment is one of the main challenges facing policy makers. The latest figures show that young people in the UK are more than twice as likely to be unemployed than people of other ages. In Reed in Partnership’s latest report, ‘Young people and […]

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December 14, 2015

10 most popular research publications of 2015

December 14, 2015

Since January, more than 2,500 different users from around the world have visited the Education and Employers research webpages in search of information and perspectives on employer engagement in education.  Join us as we take a look back and count down the most popular publications of 2015. At ten… Bibliography Mann, A. & McKeown, R. […]

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December 10, 2015

What German schools do to engage employers in education

December 10, 2015

By Birgit Reusrath (teacher) and Jürgen Parussel (Careers Teacher)  Schule – am – Hexbachtal/ Hauptschule/ Muelheim an der Ruhr/ Germany First of all, every school has a careers teacher, a person who has a special education in accompanying pupils on their way from school into the world of work. German schools have a curriculum that from […]

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November 16, 2015

Employer engagement in the school-to-work transitions of young Britons

November 16, 2015

In 2014, Routledge published the first ever research collection on the subject of employer engagement in education. Among the essays was a piece which we co-wrote:  School-mediated employer engagement and labour market outcomes for young adults: wage premia, NEET outcomes and career confidence.  It presented a full and final analysis of survey data from 2011 […]

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November 4, 2015

Inspiring the Future: three milestones and what they mean

November 4, 2015

Inspiring the Future (www.inspiringthefuture.org) is the free service provided by Education & Employers which allows UK state schools and colleges to connect online with employee volunteers to support young people across a wide range of activities, stretching from short careers talks to being a school governor. During the month of October 2015, three important milestones […]

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July 8, 2015

Putting students at the centre of enterprise policy

July 8, 2015

‘The magic of ownership works wonders, not only upon the soil but upon the happy working owner thereof’ was the firm belief of our founder and internationally celebrated entrepreneur Andrew Carnegie. But over 100 years later, is this what young people in the UK believe? And, more importantly, is self-employment and entrepreneurship something they aspire […]

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