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 - CET 3rd Annual Lecture Latest News - CET 3rd Annual Lecture

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. CET will post a recording of the Lecture shortly. Sherry Coutu is described as a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and in Computer Weekly's top 10 most influential women in the UK IT industry (2015).   

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:

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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...

Education and Employers Charity

Education and Employers Charity
Research on teenage indicators of future economic success

Education and Employers is a London-based charity focused on advocacy, research and delivery related to employer engagement in education. The charity works with partners from the worlds of education, employment, government and academia to increase young people's exposure to the workplace whilst in full-time education. A grant from CET of £25,000 has been made to analyse quantitative data (primarily longitudinal datasets) to identify teenage indicators of later labour market success.

The aims are:

  1. To identify relevant literature which explores the relationships between adult economic outcomes and teenage school-mediated perceptions and experiences
  2. To analyse and collate insights from longitudinal datasets to identify indicators of effective teenage preparation for the workplace
  3. To draw on this data to provide new resources to enable teaching staff, and the designers and evaluators of work-related learning programmes to monitor success in development students' profiles, attitudes and characterstics indicative of later labour market success.

 The project evidences that such indicators enable more focused support interventions from teaching and careers staff. Findings are due to be distributed to an estimated 3,000 secondary schools and colleges.

This is the first time that evidence of such quality (quantitative and longitudinal data) has been drawn upon to provide insights to teaching staff.Click here for more

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