June 19, 2020

Preparing Our Students for the Real World

June 19, 2020

Hans Meeder and Brett Pawlowski of the National Center for College and Career Transitions   The report considers education can be transformed to produce better results. This white paper is directed at today’s leaders of education including school superintendents, school board members, as well as school leaders in high schools, middle schools and elementary school […]

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June 19, 2020

Partnerships with employers in secondary and special schools

June 19, 2020

The report examines the range of partnerships and links that secondary and special schools across Wales have with employers. It considers the range of learners’ experiences and the characteristics of effective links between schools and employers. The report also examines how senior leaders in schools are starting to consider how to plan for the cross-cutting […]

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June 19, 2020

Implementing employability skills frameworks in schools

June 19, 2020

Dr James Robson and Ashmita Randhawa SKOPE Research Centre, University of Oxford This resource provides information on best practice for implementing Employability Skills Frameworks in schools. Employability is a complex and contested concept, with multiple actors (employers, institutions, policymakers, teachers, and parents) interpreting and contributing to all the definitions. Employability Skills Frameworks are a way […]

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June 19, 2020

Professional identity transformation: supporting career and employment practitioners at a distance

June 19, 2020

Jenny Bimrose & Alan Brown The professional identity of career counselling and employment practitioners is somewhat fragile. Balancing tensions like meeting targets that exist around funding, whilst attending to the individual needs of the clients they serve, can prove challenging. Maintaining professionalism is increasingly also challenging for practitioners because they need to attend continually to […]

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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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May 4, 2020

The Role of Work Experience in the UK Higher Education Admissions Process

May 4, 2020

The report examines the range of partnerships and links that secondary and special schools across Wales have with employers. It considers the range of learners’ experiences and the characteristics of effective links between schools and employers. The report also examines how senior leaders in schools are starting to consider how to plan for the cross-cutting […]

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January 11, 2018

Review of international evidence on employer engagement in education published

January 11, 2018

The research team at Education and Employers has published a review of the evidence on how employers can support schools to improve outcomes for pupils. The report, commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) follows the publication of the Government’s Careers Strategy in December of last year, which announced funds to explore new approaches to employer […]

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November 6, 2017

Making the Grade: Does involvement in activities with employers impact the academic achievement of young people?

November 6, 2017

By Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel, Jordan Rehill and Anthony Mann Making the Grade   A new research summary, kindly sponsored by LifeSkills created with Barclays, presents findings from a new survey of secondary school teachers, in which they argue employer engagement and work experience are critical to achieving top grades. As governments around the world seek to tackle stubbornly […]

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October 31, 2017

What works in Transition Skills (Mock interviews and CV workshops)? Our findings published in a new Careers and Enterprise Company report

October 31, 2017

By Jordan Rehill, Elnaz T. Kashefpakdel and Anthony Mann Download the full report here.   Research carried out by the research team at Education and Employers has been published in a new Careers and Enterprise Company report. The report presents new and existing evidence on the impact and delivery of transition skills events (CV workshops […]

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