Britain faces a skills crisis that will prevent economic growth and limit the prospects of young people.
The government believes that much of the blame must be laid at the door of an education system that has been ‘divorced from the reality of real work’ for far too long. The introduction of a more careers-focused curriculum into schools may help to avoid such a crisis, but what is the best way to implement it?
Industry and educationalists alike have concerns that any change should be both consistent and coordinated. But are their views on its implementation clear and future proof? What role can business play in enhancing the classroom experience? Most importantly, how do we encourage young people to appreciate the need for better planning when considering their future working life?
Brought to you by The Spectator, National Grid and Careers Lab a half-day forum on 16th June at the Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London, presents an ideal opportunity to discuss how we ensure we educate the young to give Britain the skills it needs. The National Careers Council will listening to the views of participants.
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