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Business in education during the pandemic and beyond

Jun 29
Date and time
Tue, 29 June  @  14:00  -  15:15
No charge to members and non-members of BITC
Webinar United Kingdom
Open to BITC members and non-members, Community investment practitioners/managers, CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers
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Open to BITC members and non-members, Community investment practitioners/managers and CSR/responsible business practitioners/managers
No charge to members and non-members of BITC

Tue, 29 June 2021  @  14:00  –  15:15

With a focus on working with disadvantaged young people, this webinar will explore why businesses should co-create long-term curriculum linked projects with schools. It will cover how they to make them work and become sustainable, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

About the webinar
COVID-19 has seen the educational attainment gap widen with interim research finding that literacy and numeracy skills have been worst hit¹.  As the government focuses on supporting children and young people to catch-up on lost learning, business has a role to play as well. 

Businesses need future employees to have a range of skills, knowledge, and experience which enables them to meet the digital and green skills challenges and adapt to hybrid patterns of working. This knowledge and skills development must begin at school.  From basic skills in numeracy, literacy and digital skills to essential skills and experience of the workplace businesses can play their part. 

This webinar will highlight some existing business and school collaborations which contextualise learning, enrich the curriculum and contribute to developing knowledge and skills.

Guest speakers include:

  • Nicola Inge, Employment and Skills Director at Business in the Community

This event is open to both Business in the Community (BITC) members and non-members. It would be suitable for community investment managers/practitioners, CSR/responsible business managers/practitioners.

Essential Skills
To face the challenges ahead employers, alongside educators and government, must commit to recognising and developing essential skills both in their talent pipeline and in their existing workforce.

BITC is asking business to:

  • Recognise essential skills among their workforce, using the common language of the Skills Builder Universal Framework.
  • Develop essential skills in their current and future workforce using consistent language and steps from the Skills Builder Universal Framework.
  • Promote essential skills as the #skillsweneed with their partners and join our call for government to make essential skills development part of the national curriculum, giving this equal weight alongside knowledge.

Find out more about Business in the Community’s Essential Skills campaign.

Contact details and further information
For more information, contact Lorraine Ampofo, Event Coordinator at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology.

Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow

¹ Education Endowment Foundation (January 2021). Available at educationendowmentfoundation.org.uk.