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 leaving school, earned by young people who had had experience of intense work-related learning compared to a control group
- on significant impact made by employee representatives as school governors in the UK
- on how volunteering with schools is a cost effective means of developing core staff competencies for employers.