From education to employment

BITC welcomes Hinds’ Five Foundations

BITC welcomes the Secretary of State’s focus on character, and his message that communities need to come together, with schools, to make sure that all young people have the greatest possible exposure to the arts, sport, volunteering and the world of work. 

We work with businesses who are supporting activity in and outside school to support young people to develop these skills. We urge The Department for Education to ensure the business perspective is embedded within their plans.

Essential skills such as thinking positive and aiming high, as set out in the SkillsBuilder framework, help business to measure our impact on these vital aspects of self management that children can be taught.

We will continue to work with the I Will campaign and others to make sure every child, particularly those living in poverty, has access to the widest possible range of opportunities. 

Rachael Saunders, Education Director at Business in the Community, said: 

“It is vital to develop self management  skills in young people – this has can have far reaching benefits in education and as they progress into employment”

About Business in the Community: Part of the Prince’s Responsible Business Network, is a business-led membership organisation made up of progressive businesses of all sizes who understand that the prosperity of business and society are mutually dependent. We exist to build healthy communities with successful businesses at their heart. 

We use our Responsible Business Map to guide members on a journey of continuous improvement, working across the whole responsible business agenda. From community engagement to employment, diversity and the circular economy, we offer expert advice and specialist resources, driving best practice by convening, sharing learning and recognising great performance across our influential network.

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