Business Class is Business in the Community’s flagship strategic education programme, and runs in schools across Scotland. The programme is designed for business to support young people facing social disadvantage by forming long-term partnerships with schools.
Jane Wood, Managing Director, Business in the Community Scotland describes the success of the Business Class in Action showcase event, which brought together businesses, partners and school pupils.
Launched in Scotland in 2011, Business Class is a nationally running, proven and successful programme rooted in strategic support and collaborative action. Businesses have worked for many years with schools on a range of levels and through a number of initiatives on an ad-hoc basis, but what sets Business Class apart is a strategic framework that enables businesses to make a more meaningful, sustainable, tangible and ultimately long lasting difference to schools.
It’s a hugely rewarding programme for the businesses that are involved, their employees, the school and the local community. The programme ensures that business engagement is driven by the needs of the school; supporting existing work and inspiring and focussing new engagement to ensure it has the greatest possible impact.