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The Westminster Foundation is working with Young Enterprise to support a series of transformational learning programmes that prepare young people for the world of work, beyond a traditional academic education.
Almost half (49%) of those aged 17-23 years believe their education has not prepared them for work (CBI, 2018). Moreover, the Money and Pensions Service (2020) argues that there has been a statistically significant decrease in the proportion of children receiving vital elements of financial education since 2016.
The Foundation-funded Young Enterprise programmes help young people in Cheshire West and Chester, rural areas of Lancashire and Westminster to develop their employability competencies, including financial capability, resilience, adaptability and teamwork and general work readiness.
The five-year funding partnership with the Foundation will also enable the professional development of a critical mass of teachers, senior leaders, and support staff to embed enterprise and financial education into the school curriculum, benefiting all future cohorts of young people.