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.
It supports 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. It supports 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.
Lost in Transition explores the challenges of preparing young people for work. It concludes that developing skills in young people is one thing but being able to apply and utilise these skills is another. It argues that we have known for some time what skills are.....
needed for the workplace but that delivery is patchy and a co-ordinated approach is now needed to help young adults make a successful transition from education to work.
Based on case studies which show how design, content, context and teaching methods can be part of a shift from ‘more’ to ‘better’. With recommendations for employers, educators and policy-makers. Lost in Transition is a summary of research conducted in 2017 by Trisha Fettes entitled ‘Putting Skills to Work’.