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. Our goal is to invest in initiatives which help them Learn new skills; successfully Apply these skills to the world of work; and Achieve prosperous and rewarding lives.
We seek to:
- embed in education (at every level) the means by which people can apply their learning to work;
- develop commercial awareness and understanding in young people;
- encourage individuals to be enterprising and innovative;
- make a positive contribution to the development of effective commercial education and training.
Our values are
we encourage an ethical and socially responsible approach to business success
we look for new ways of doing things and are ready to embrace change
we seek to bring out the best in people regardless of background
we believe that by working with others we can deliver more
What we do:
We are an independent charitable trust that makes awards to a range of charitable projects targeted at addressing the skills and enterprise challenges of today. More than £3.5 million has been invested through our grant-making and other activities. We started grant-making in 2002.
Alongside our grant activities we also run an inspirational Commercial Education Lecture series; convene advocates and players in the field of commercial education to special Gatherings; and support the publishing and dissemination of reports relative to our field. Read more in Spotlight on Commercial Education.
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