Future Forward: Boosting Youth Employability In The North East of England

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You are invited to join Founders4Schools to explore and celebrate how the North East of England community is preparing students for the future of work.

A keynote speech will be given by Sherry Coutu CBE, recently awarded as The Most Influential Woman In UK IT by Computer Weekly.

Date and time: Wed 29 November 2017, 17:00 – 19:30

LOCATION: The Boiler Shop, 20 South Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3PE


Barclays Digital Development Index Report

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Our world is changing. The digital revolution is affecting us all, at home and at work. It offers new opportunities and greater choice, but is also disrupting the way we live our lives.

We want Britain to thrive in the digital economy. And we want to help British businesses to compete in the global marketplace. In response to this Barclays have produced this research which aims to understand how well prepared the UK workforce is for the digital economy.

Based on a survey of 10,000 working adults in 10 countries, it provides an international comparison of current levels of digital skills and confidence in emerging and developed economies, including some major economic rivals to the UK as well as new ‘Digital Tigers’ Estonia, South Korea and Sweden. The full report From Inclusion to Empowerment: The Barclays Digital Development Index includes insights and commentary from a range of leading experts and explores the steps needed to develop digital skills and confidence further across the UK.


Founders4Schools New Feature Update

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At Founders4Schools we pay close attention to the needs of our community of educators, business leaders and partners. We know that you have very little time to spare so we work hard to make life easy. Here are the latest upgrades to our service for 8 to 16 year olds.

F4S upgrades

Personalised recommendation engine. We have introduced a recommendation engine to show the six top matched business leaders. Educators can still personalise their search to suit the needs of young people using filters such as gender and industry.

Filter business leaders by language. Educators can now specify which languages business leaders speak and they can search for those languages within the curriculum filter field on the business leaders search page.

Curriculum search box. Educators can now use a curriculum search box in addition to the existing tick boxes on the business leaders search page.

Encounter end time. When using ‘Quick Request‘ to create an encounter, we have now added an ‘end time’ so business leaders are aware of the event’s duration.

Insight alerts. We have improved the user experience for the subscriber event alerts in the insight section.

We look forward to seeing how our new features are adopted!