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.
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.
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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
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