Employer Engagement in Schools: The Business Case

May 21, 2011

May 21, 2011

Local Economy Journal What happens when someone from the economic community becomes involved in the work of schools and colleges? To what extent can they support pupil learning, progression and the performance of educational institutions? These are the two questions which policy makers across the OECD countries have grappled with over the last decade. Drawing […]

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What Is To Be Gained Through Partnership?

October 21, 2010

October 21, 2010

This Taskforce report published on 15 October 2010 pulls together robust UK and international evidence on employer engagement. What is to be gained through partnership? provides high quality evidence about the benefits of education and employer engagement to young people, schools and employers, including recent research: from the US demonstrating 11% higher wages eight years after […]

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The Point of Partnership: The Case for Employer Engagement in Education

October 21, 2010

October 21, 2010

The paper highlights research in four areas – staff development, staff engagement, recruitment, and corporate reputation – and concludes with a case study demonstrating how volunteering can be beneficial for business. Findings show that there are significant benefits for employers and employees across the four research areas from engaging with education and young people. Owing […]

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Helping young people succeed: the role of employers

September 7, 2010

September 7, 2010

Increasing and improving employer involvement in providing young people with careers education, information, advice and guidance. Between January and April 2010, a small team from Deloitte’s Education and Skills practice worked on behalf of the Education and Employers’ charity to conduct research in order to develop implementable proposals based on credible analysis about increasing and […]

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Helping Young People Succeed: How Employers Can Support Careers Education – Increasing and Improving Employer Involvement in Providing Young People With Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance

June 19, 2010

June 19, 2010

A report by Deloitte UK and the Education and Employers Taskforce This report is based on 100 interviews with people from a broad cross-section of organisations working with employer engagement: teachers, leaders, students, Education Business Partnership Organisations (EBPOs), employers, employer organisations and professional associations. On-line surveys were carried out with 500 young people (clustered round […]

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The Impact of Formal Work Experience and Part-Time Work

February 21, 2010

February 21, 2010

This paper marks an introductory exploration of a pre-existing longitudinal dataset on the impact of two types of activity: formal work experience placements and part-time paid employment during term-time. It exploits the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England (LSYPE), a government-funded survey tracking the opinions, activities and outcomes of initially around 15,500 of the […]

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Guidance for Commissioners of Evaluation of Education

January 21, 2010

January 21, 2010

This document draws upon the advice and guidance of members of the Taskforce Expert Group on Research who have actively participated in commissioning, and undertaking, evaluations of programmes and activities.  It is a guide that is especially relevant to organisations that fund projects designed to improve the educational experience of young people, aged 5 to 19, through initiatives […]

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Defining Effective Employer Engagement

December 21, 2009

December 21, 2009

The 2008 report of the National Council for Educational Excellence recommended that every school and college should have an effective partnership with employers. Without a clear understanding of what is meant by ‘effective’ employer engagement, it will not be possible for the Taskforce, working with partners, to benchmark current practice and assess if new initiatives, […]

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