We make a positive contribution to the development of effective commercial education and training.
Our goal is to invest in initiatives which help people Learn new skills; successfully Apply these skills to the world of work; and Achieve prosperous and rewarding lives.
We support programmes which bring business and commerce together with teaching and education.
We aim to create opportunities for educators, employers and policy makers to work together to develop the skills sets which will be essential for a modern workforce.
CET is an independent charity which believes commercial education is essential to the development of young people so they can thrive both at work and within society more widely.
We support programmes which build the knowledge, skills, understanding and capabilities of young people so that they can prepare for employment, self-employment and enterprise.
Education providers are key to developing a culture that values skills and business knowledge, as well as academic learning. They are gatekeepers to ensuring students have opportunities from early on in their education to develop the capabilities needed to meet changing work requirements.
Employers play a key role in bringing the workplace into the classroom and in helping young people form positive attitudes towards schooling, further and higher education, and the early stages of employment or self-employment.
There are real benefits to students engaging in activities which develop their personal skills; provide guidance on career options; give them work placements and mentoring; and enable them to experience enterprise and trade. Delivery of these activities should be integral to the curriculum across all compulsory phases.
CET is an independent charity which believes commercial education is essential to the development of young people. We support programmes which build the knowledge, skills, understanding and capabilities of young people so that they can prepare for employment, self-employment and enterprise.
At the heart of commercial education is our ability to foster basic commercial nous and business intelligence in all young people – from primary school through to further and higher education and into early years at work.
'Empower Alumni' supports graduates from the Peter Jones Foundation (PJF) courses into employment (including apprenticeships), self-employment or higher education (on an enterprising course).
The alumni programme will help PJF students to both galvanise and utilise the meaningful enterprise experiences from their time at school, as well as develop new skills and networks that are essential to driving both their own career and the UK economy forward, whilst at the same time helping improve social mobility through PJF’s focus on less advantaged students.
In addition, the alumni programme will serve a monitoring and evaluation function and long-term impact evaluation. Through the programme PJF will develop the capacity to harvest and analyse longitudinal data on the outcomes of their programme.