Career Ready featured in latest CBI report

Career Ready in Scotland has been featured as a case study of best practice in the latest CBI report, Delivering excellence: A new approach for schools in Scotland.

The report builds on earlier research by the CBI and sets out their recommendations for making the Scottish education system “truly world class.”

Career Ready is highlighted for our partnership with one of our many great supporters in Scotland, Diageo, and is one of just four examples of best practice featured. 

The report particularly emphasises the need for businesses, schools, parents and government to work together to prepare young people across Scotland.  Director of CBI Scotland, Hugh Aitken, said:“We need an education system which focuses as much on the development of key attitudes and attributes – such as confidence, resilience, enterprise, ambition – as on academic progression and attainment…business has a critical role to play: supporting teachers, informing and inspiring young people and helping students manage that difficult school-to-work transition.”

Anne Wexelstein, Director of Career Ready in Scotland, said: “It is fantastic to see the CBI emphasising the need for employers and schools to work together for the future of our young people, as well as the future of our industries. We know our model works to meet this need and being featured in this report is excellent recognition of the hard work our supporters, schools, local authorities and our own team put in. I’d like to thank all our fantastic business supporters for all they do to make our programme such a success.”