Steve McCabe supports 'Enterprise Curriculum’ Campaign

Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham Selly Oak) is backing the Young Enterprise campaign for an ‘Enterprise C
More than 180 of the country’s biggest companies and business organizations have demanded that employability and entrepreneurship education should be included in the national curriculum by backing the ‘Enterprise Curriculum’ Campaign.
 
The Enterprise Curriculum will offer those soft skills necessary for success in the work place, by inviting local business leaders into the classroom to give advice to pupils. It is thought a broader education will improve students’ employability once they leave education.   
 
Natwest, O2, Bosch, Tata Steel, Citi Group, defence giant Qinetiq, and high-tech company Sage are among the group of major employers who have joined the campaign.
 
Ian Smith, chairman of Young Enterprise, said: “What we see in the Government’s approach is an alarming lack of focus on the skills, attitudes and behaviours that young people actually need to be successful in their working lives”.
 
Steve McCabe, MP, said: “Our young people deserve to have those soft skills required to be successful in the working world as a matter of course. Too much emphasis is placed on academic knowledge, and not enough on certain transferable skills”.
 
“With the support of some of Britain’s largest employers, I hope the Government will take notice and see the case for the inclusion of an enterprise component to the National Curriculum.”
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