In a post last year we reported on a very positive initiative for education: an investigation by the Times Education Commission, with a remit to look into the state of education in the UK, and how reforms could benefit both business and society. According to this article in The Times, such a reform of the education system would ensure that young people are better prepared for employment, resulting in higher productivity at work and consequently better profits for companies. Lofty objectives perhaps, but the independent charity “wants much greater focus on commercial skills such as time-keeping, resilience, self-motivation and common sense within the education system”, which are all essential aspects of any job and therefore fundamental skills to acquire while at school, ensuring that courses are cater for vocational and technical offerings. If this can be achieved in Britain all countries should adopt this approach, hard though it might at first seem. 

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