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.
This project involves research to interrogate the enterprise and professional development tools provided by LAMDA and other organisations in order to develop a programme of entrepreneurship training suitable specifically for LAMDA students and graduates.
It has become increasingly evident over the past ten years that the creative industries are not only thriving but evolving; as such, graduates are having to look at their careers in new ways, ways in which they must be proactive and confident to create their own work and opportunities, and develop a portfolio career.
The research will find out what LAMDA students and graduates need in order to set up and sustain careers in the creative industries. It will explore what enterprise and professional development tools are currently provided by LAMDA and other organisations; the potential career paths of its alumni; and, how best to prepare them for the industry that they enter into.
The goal is that all students benefit from this research – actors, directors and technicians – helping them to develop an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset.