You should read the report but they have also produced this video where McKinsey directors Diana Farrell and Mona Mourshed share insights from their research with 8,000 stakeholders. The video also profiles two innovative organisations—one in India and one in the United States—that are pioneering new approaches to successfully transition greater numbers of students from education into employment. You can watch the video at http://mckinseyonsociety.com/education-to-employment/video/
We are developing a programme to address these issues in Sheffield but while we all recognise that education-to-employment solutions like the Cutlers' "Made in Sheffield" programme need to be scaled up but there are three challenges to achieving scale:
- constraints on the resources of education providers, such as finding qualified and interested staff and the pressure from OFSTED and DfE;
- insufficient opportunities to provide young people with hands-on project-based learning; and
- the hesitancy of employers to invest in training unless it involves the specialised skills they are going to need.