Bosses go back to school

Posted on 20 May 2010 by The Manufacturer

The Education and Employers Taskforce is to run a ‘Visit our Schools’ week during which CEOs and business leaders will discuss ways to provide kids with the skills and inspiration they need to succeed in business.

Bosses of companies across all sectors will visit state schools and colleges during the week of the 18 – 22 October 2010.

The campaign will address the known difficulties that schools and employers have in initiating and expanding partnerships. It is hoped ongoing relationships will be cemented between the businesses and the schools they visit.

To coincide with the campaign, the Education and Employers Taskforce Trustees and Partnership Board will lead a national and regional media drive to highlight activities that can benefit schools and young people. These include:

• Supporting the curriculum including literacy and numeracy initiatives, Diplomas, support for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths), language teaching and the development of learning materials;
• Enterprise education and employability skills including work experience, mentoring individuals or groups of students, workplace visits, supporting projects, classroom talks to young people, enterprise activities, careers advice and Young Apprenticeships;
• Leadership and governance including becoming governors and providing advice and professional development for teaching staff.

A website for the campaign – www.visitourschools.org – goes live on May 28.

If you are interested in taking part in Visit our Schools week email [email protected]