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Why Entrepreneurs Need Early Support

Why Entrepreneurs Need Early Support

1 August 2022

Loretta Awuah is the Strategic Business Support Manager at GLL (Greenwich Leisure Limited) responsible for the delivery and performance of business support services for entrepreneurs in Start Up Greenwich and Start Up Bromley. Entrepreneurship has increasingly become a popular and visible career path, in a context where attending university and consequently securing graduate level jobs […]... Read more

Bringing Economics and Politics to Life in the Classroom

Bringing Economics and Politics to Life in the Classroom

4 July 2022

Harriet Boland works at The Economist Educational Foundation, an independent charity that gives young people the knowledge about global issues to help them to succeed in school, in the workplace and as citizens. Here she explains how providing opportunities for young people to discuss the news can help them gain critical thinking, communication skills and […]... Read more

Entrepreneurship in the Arts

Entrepreneurship in the Arts

26 May 2022

Emily Carewe is a producer, facilitator, actor & theatre-maker and Creative Executive Producer for 45North. She is also Founder & Director #LAMDAMishMash Festival at LAMDA drama school a funded part of CET. When I graduated from LAMDA, I was 27 years old and had already worked in the theatre industry for the best part of […]... Read more

Commerce in the Classroom

Commerce in the Classroom

27 March 2020

By Natalie Marshall. Future First has delivered a pilot project connecting individuals working in international trade and commerce to young people in secondary schools and colleges across the South East and East of England. The pilot was funded by CET. The evaluation findings showed that by the end of the project, students who took part […]... Read more

Getting Through Hard Times

Getting Through Hard Times

28 November 2019

By writer Anat Arkin. CET hosted event points to new ways of building young people’s skills. “Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else,” Mr Gradgrind famously says in the opening of Hard Times, first published in 1854. Had the novel […]... Read more

High Returns From Employer Engagement With Schools

High Returns From Employer Engagement With Schools

7 June 2019

Employer involvement in careers education yields a big return on investment, with a new study supported by the Commercial Education Trust (CET) suggesting that even short interventions can make a real difference. The study used a randomised control trial to investigate whether attending just three career talks given by employee volunteers had an impact on […]... Read more

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