June 15, 2020

Lessons from employer led learning

June 15, 2020

Commercial Education Trust There is more to employer engagement in education than providing work experience placements. To motivate young people and help prepare them for whatever the future brings, employers need to work with education providers to embed authentic and meaningful learning experiences in the wider curriculum. There’s no shortage of evidence that employer engagement […]

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June 8, 2020

Putting skills to work: it’s not so much the what, or even the why, but how

June 8, 2020

Trisha Fettes, Karen Evans & Elnaz Kashefpakdel This paper focuses on how generic skills can be developed to enable young adults to best utilise them in making transitions into the labour market. Drawing on the literature and a Commercial Education Trust study of practices which encourage employer engagement in skills development, it is argued that […]

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June 2, 2020

Another look at rural-nonrural differences in students’ educational aspirations

June 2, 2020

Another look at rural-nonrural differences in students’ educational aspirations Journal of Research in Rural Education, Winter, 1993, Vol. 9, No.3, 170-178 Emil J. Haller, Cornell University Sarah J. Virkler, University of Buffalo   This 1993 journal article explored the aspirations of rural and nonrural young people in the USA. It concluded that socio economic status […]

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June 1, 2020

ASPIRES

June 1, 2020

Participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is an international priority for government, industry and the science education policy and practice community. There is widespread concern that participation in STEM needs to be improved for reasons of both national economic competitiveness and social equity. The first ASPIRES study tracked the development of young people’s […]

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May 25, 2020

Creating Pathways to Prosperity: A Blueprint for Action

May 25, 2020

Jill Anderson, Harvard Graduate School of Education – 2014 The Pathways to Prosperity Project at HGSE’s original report revealed the struggles of young people to attain employment in America, despite many good jobs going unfilled, and helped launch a national conversation about the goals and structure of American high schools. In, 2011 the Pathways to […]

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May 21, 2020

Routes through Education into Employment as England Enters the 2020s

May 21, 2020

Ken Roberts, 2019 Abstract: Throughout the 1980s and 90s there was international interest in the UK’s extensive experience (which began in the 1970s) with measures to alleviate youth unemployment. Today the UK attracts international attention on account of its low rates of youth unemployment and NEET, its (still) relatively rapid education-to-work transitions, and (according to […]

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May 21, 2020

Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET): Recent policy initiatives in England and their effects

May 21, 2020

By Sue Maguire First Published November 3, 2015 https://doi.org/10.1177/1745499915612186 While policy-makers in Britain can justifiably lay claim to creating the term NEET to define young people who do not engage in formal learning, training or employment, the high number who fall into, and remain in, this category continues to challenge them. This, in part, is […]

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May 19, 2020

6th International Conference on Employer Engagement: Preparing Young People for the Future

May 19, 2020

#EEConf21 Thursday 1 July 2021 – Friday 2 July 2021   The conference This virtual conference is hosted by Education and Employers in partnership with the Edge Foundation. It focuses on employer engagement in general education, technical and vocational education and training, and the extent to which such interventions adequately prepare young people for the rapidly […]

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