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CET's vision is of a society in which people have the knowhow, skills and opportunity to succeed in work, thereby creating a thriving UK economy.

CET acts principally as a funder of innovative projects to achieve maximum impact and to enable people to put their learning to work.

We also provide a valued point of reference to facilitate the sharing of best practice in commercial education and its wide dissemination.Click here for more

We work with a range of charities and organisations, funding or co-funding projects, commissioning research, and supporting lectures relevant to commercial education.

We work with a range of charities and organisations, funding or co-funding projects, commissioning research, and supporting lectures relevant to commercial education.

The Trustees continually review the focus of CET's support to ensure that our funding is in line with current needs.  Recent projects includeClick here for more

Latest News – A Tribute to Grahame B. Young FLCC MA (Cantab) FRSA; 1935-2017 Latest News – A Tribute to Grahame B. Young FLCC MA (Cantab) FRSA; 1935-2017

CET is sad to acknowledge the loss of Grahame Young who was Chairman of the Trust between 2005 and 2012. Under his chairmanship the Trust successfully completed the transition from being an examinations board to a respected grant-making charity. CET’s current Chairman, David Coughtrie points out his intellectual rigour which was much respected and his sense of humour prized. He had been awarded a rare Trust Fellowship. The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s London Business News (March 2017) pays tribute to Grahame Young, click here.

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Sherry Coutu CBE delivered the 3rd CET Annual Lecture From Classroom to Titan - Transforming Student Attainment through Business Engagement, AI and Data Science on Tuesday 8th November 2016 to a packed out Hall at the City of London Club, London EC2N.  Her inspiration talk received many plaudits.

Previous CET lectures have featured Professor Alison Wolf, The Baroness Wolf of Dulwich CBE (who spoke on Mathematics Education and Our Commercial Future: Should Business Relax? Or Panic?) and Harvey McGrath, Chairman of Big Society Capital. Click to find out more about the 2016 Lecture. Click here for more

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Increasing CET's impact Increasing CET's impact

The Trustees are keen to engage actively and widely with those in education, business, government, and the voluntary sector to explore ways of maximising the impact of CET's work.Click here for more

Latest project...

Absolute Return for Kids (Ark)

Absolute Return for Kids (Ark)
Professional Pathways - programme evaluation

Absolute Return for Kids (Ark) runs 35 schools educating more than 21,000 pupils. The schools are non-selective and in areas with high levels of economic disadvantage or educational need.

Professional Pathways is an innovative approach to vocational teaching and learning for students taking a Level 3 BTEC applied general qualification. Ark specifically supports teachers to adopt a new approach to their teaching pedagogy for Level 3 BTEC students.  This programme, which focuses on work readiness skills for young people, has been in a development phase for two years.

There is now a need to assess this teaching method and disseminate the findings and best practice to the wider education sector. The study which is envisaged will garner both qualitative and quantitative information on the programme and is being undertaken after consultation with a number of leading educational organisations on their approaches to understanding non-academic impact. The project is intended to provide the evidence to encourage industry support and investment for schools with BTEC teaching and learning.

A grant of £17,728 has been awarded for the first year evaluation of the programme (2017).Click here for more

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