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Commercial Education Today

Commercial Education Today

The context and how we interpret commercial education is different to over 100 years ago, but the need for commercial education is as strong as ever.

We know that the labour market is becoming increasingly complex and difficult to access and that young people will need to develop ‘career adaptability skills’, particularly as artificial intelligence, robotics and changes in demographics fundamentally change the nature of our jobs.

We regard commercial education today as encompassing four main areas of activity:

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: education in the essential skills that are needed for employment as well as society.

EMPLOYABILITY: education and research on careers and employment opportunities; encounters with employers and experience of work

ENTERPRISE: education for entrepreneurs and the self-employed. Support to help them take an idea or innovation to market.

INTERNATIONAL/GLOBAL TRADE: international business and education for the next generation of world traders.

If you are seeking funding, please look at What We Fund, Funding Priorities, and How To Apply sections of this website.

You may also like to look at recent examples of projects we have supported under Recent Projects.

Our Useful Resources sections points you to information and tools you may find of interest.

Supporting the Trust

Supporting the Trust

Involvement in the Trust’s work is warmly welcomed: we want to do more to provide young people with the opportunities to Learn new skills…... Read more

Our Funding Priorities

Our Funding Priorities

We regard commercial education as embracing four main areas of activity: SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: education in the essential skills that are needed for employment as well…... Read more

Recent Projects

Recent Projects

We fund projects that support the development of commercial awareness in young people and facilitate their transition from education into employment, self-employment and enterprise.…... Read more

Our Stakeholders

Our Stakeholders

CET believes a coordinated approach involving a range of stakeholders is required to help young people choose the right career path, to make a…... Read more

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