Enterprise should be at the heart of the education system

25th June 2014

Commenting on the report published by Lord Young today entitled 'Enterprise for All', Adam Marshall, Executive Director of Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: "Businesses across Britain will support Lord Young's call to expand enterprise education in schools, colleges and universities.

As our own research suggests, firms are concerned that young people are unprepared for the world of work, and believe that educational institutions need to do much more to help them gain the sorts of skills that would help them work in or start up a business. They also want students to have a better sense of which courses deliver good job and salary prospects, something Lord Young's recommendations also address. "Chambers of Commerce have long fought for business and enterprise to play a bigger role in schools, and work tirelessly in towns and cities across Britain to help young people gain the skills they need to succeed in business. We look forward to working with Lord Young, with government and most of all with schools and colleges to put enterprise at the heart of our education system."

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