National Grid and a wealth of other businesses feel there needs to be big change in careers education.
In the first six months of this year National Grid, supported by other major employers such as Costain, Capgemini, HS2 and Wates Construction, ran a Careers Education pilot involving nearly 2,000 youngsters aged 11-16 with some remarkable results.
The results of the pilot and our vision for the future of Careers Education are being revealed at an event in London; Giving Britain the Skills it Needs . Hosted by Andrew Neil and featuring Skills Minister Matt Hancock, Ofsted’s FE Director Lorna Fitzjohn and National Grid CEO Steve Holliday it should make for a lively debate.
Join us on 16 June, 9am-1pm (book tickets) .
Can’t come along but still want to have your say? Register to join in the conversation online .
Our Chief Executive, Steve Holliday, explains the UK careers conundrum and why we need to enable businesses to play their part in solving the problem.
Making Careers Lab a reality relies on multiple elements co-ordinating in a way they have not previously. [...] Ultimately we want to see all businesses actively working with schools on the delivery of careers education.
We do not have all the answers but it is clear that we cannot afford to take any longer talking about the problem and debating various solutions. We need to take action to join our activities together.
Read our report for more on how business can play a role in giving Britain the skills it needs...
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