Deloitte member firms are advancing knowledge and thought leadership on education and skills. They support the integration of 21st-century skills into classrooms and further knowledge on how to effectively prepare students for success in secondary school, higher education, and the workplace.
Learn how Deloitte is taking action at the local, regional, and global levels through the leading practice examples below.
Deloitte UK has a long-standing focus on education and skills. Since 2001, Deloitte UK has pioneered an innovative employability skills training course, the Deloitte Employability Initiative.
In 2010, Deloitte UK’s Education and Skills practice worked with The Education and Employers Taskforce, an independent charity, to produce a report, Helping young people succeed: How employers can support careers education. The report found that employer involvement in schools is a critical lever to address the issues of low aspirations and social mobility, and it outlined leading practices for building relationships between employers and schools.
|Deloitte UK supports Teach First, the UK affiliate of Teach For All, which recruits top graduates to commit two years to teach in high-need areas and to make a lifelong personal commitment to address educational inequity. In 2009, Deloitte UK worked with Teach First’s advocacy arm, Policy First, to publish Lessons from the Front 2009. The report drew on the experiences of Teach First alumni working at Deloitte UK and shared insights, perspectives, and ideas on bringing solutions to day-to-day challenges schools face to help shape policy for the future.|
Deloitte U.S.’s Their Future Is Our Future program focuses on on building a college-going culture in low income high schools and making college attendance the norm in America.
In 2008, Deloitte U.S. launched the annual Deloitte Education Survey, which explores topics such as business’ role in education, the role of high school in preparing students for college, and the importance of data in improving students’ preparedness for college.
|Deloitte U.S. also supported College Summit and the Center for American Progress to develop and publish The Promise of Proficiency: How College Proficiency Information Can Help High Schools Drive Student Success, by J.B. Schramm and E. Kinney Zalesne. The paper focused on helping American high schools use a data-driven, methodical approach to understand how their graduates are doing, so they can use that information to make sound, strategic decisions to launch future students to postsecondary success.|
In September 2009, DTTL joined the steering board of the World Economic Forum’s Global Education Initiative (GEI). In line with Deloitte21, Deloitte helped the GEI steering board develop a plan for the second phase of its entrepreneurship education work stream, which was founded in 2008 to advance this key driver of sustained social development and economic recovery.
Along with other steering board companies, Deloitte sponsored regional roundtables on entrepreneurship and 21st-century skill development that were held on occasion of the Forum’s regional summits in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America. Following each roundtable, a manifesto outlining priority areas for action and a research report were published, and regional advisory groups were formed to guide implementation.