Wednesday, 17 September 2008

I finished the day at a launch event for the Business in Schools campaign at the Met Hotel...

The campaign aims to bring businesses together with schools and colleges to create locl opportunities for work-related learning. The initiative is being piloted in Yorkshire and The Humber and Rosie Winterton MP, Minister for Yorkshire and David Blunkett MP were there to support the scheme.

Business in Schools has been developed by Edge, an independent education foundation. We have already signed up all Leeds secondary schools and their web-site contains lots of ideas how schools and colleges can work with local businesses... although as always most of the ideas and strategies are already alive and well here in Leeds. These range from mock interviews and mentoring to enterprise projects and workplace visits. If you are not already convinced there are some interesting case studies showing how effective these strategies can be.

If you want to find out more talk to my colleague Mike Cooper and visit the web-site at

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