Educating For The Modern World

This CBI/Pearson Education and skills annual report says that education is the number one driver of productivity, business, and economic prosperity. But more than this, a world-class education system is essential for social justice and a fairer society.

According to the report, four in five businesses plan to maintain or increase their spending on training, but there has been a sharp drop in apprenticeship programmes because of the Apprenticeship Levy. Worryingly, the number of businesses engaged with schools or colleges is down by almost 10% – something that must reverse if the education system is to prepare young people for the modern world and work. 

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