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19 January 2023

Business in the Community’s ‘Time to Act: Addressing Inequalities in Education’

John Craven, Director of the Social Mobility Commission is pleased to be a part of this Business in the Community (BITC) event. He will be sharing the key challenges faced in education and what businesses can be doing to help.

As an employer, you can register for this BITC event to hear from John and more on the launch of BITC’s new calls to action in education, exploring how you can respond to the challenges exacerbated by the pandemic and cost-of-living crisis to improve the skills, wellbeing, and employment opportunities for disadvantaged young people in education.

The ongoing cost-of-living crisis is highlighting inequalities throughout society, and nowhere is this more apparent than in education. A growing attainment gap, a lack of appropriate skills development, poor student and staff mental health and persistent inequality of opportunities are all issues that are being exacerbated by the current climate. It is imperative that businesses use their resources and expertise to respond to this pressing challenge, working together to address inequalities.

At this event, Business in the Community will be launching new calls to action for businesses with the aim of increasing the scale and impact of business engagement in education. These calls to action have been informed by research and consultation with a wide range of stakeholders throughout 2022, drawing on BITC’s 40 years experience in mobilising businesses for good.

Alongside their report documenting what actions businesses can take to ensure the right action is being taken in the right way, this event will highlight critical issues and inspire attendees to tighten their focus on education.

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Event date: 19 January 2023

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Employers play a key role in #socialmobility outcomes for many.

They determine where they set up their business, the types of job roles they create, and how and who they recruit; the income set by employers impacts living standards, pension contributions, as well as spending power in their local economy; they also play an important role in the health and wellbeing of employees.

However, with each part of the UK having an individual identity, history and economy, impacting its local population and their opportunities, the challenges to social mobility, and the solutions, may differ from region to region.

That’s where we think the use of our new #Data Explorer tool can help – join us at this event on 7 June at 12pm for employers to find out how you can utilise our new tool to understand your workforce distribution; provide insight for outreach activity and hiring activity; and to serve and support regional communities.

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