Introducing Working Knowledge
Working Knowledge is a social enterprise that exists to open the eyes of business to the young talent available locally.
With Ofsted applying pressure on educators to better prepare young people for the workplace, it is essential we also positively change the perception of business as to the benefits that a young person can bring to them. Inspiring employers to create new career opportunities for young people.
We have 9 years of experience helping colleges engage relevant employers to co-design and co-deliver the curriculum to maximise employment opportunities for their learners while evidencing activity against the CIF.
Currently we partner with 16 colleges and three schools, have worked with 26,740 learners and staff and 3,873 businesses, providing them with a range of partnership services including delivering learner-employer programmes, staff training and strategic consultancy. Ultimately building their capacity to deliver an education to young people that employers value and actively recruit from.
We actively change the culture of staff, students and employers through training and motivation. As a result, our approach should reduce college costs and maximise income.
This week Martin Donnelly, the permanent secretary for BIS, told the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee hearing on ‘overseeing financial sustainability in the FE sector’ that the future of the Further Education sector is likely to feature “significantly fewer” colleges. This will not be welcome news to many working in the sector. Martin explains […]