Supporting the annual Form the Future conference

2 December 2020 • Community

The Cambridge delighted to support the annual Form the Future conference which took place on 1st December, the largest gathering of school and business leaders in Cambridge.

Form the Future provide an awareness to students on the range of employment possibilities, whilst encouraging young people to divergently think about their future career ambitions. Helping young people in the community is a cause very close to heart of The Cambridge, and remains ever prevalent with its recent ‘Making The Difference’ community partnership launch.

Coronavirus has had a challenging impact on pupils experiencing poverty, and the challenging family circumstances that create educational disadvantage. The conference asked the big questions and attempted to provide solutions through innovation including: How do we align what schools are expected to teach and the skills employers’ value? How can we help young people overcome barriers to employment? How can we achieve positive destinations for all students and generate the talent local companies need?

A panel of business leaders from across Cambridge took part in the discussion, to help equip students in preparation for the changing world or work including: Prof. Anna Vignoles CBE FBA, Professor of Education and Fellow of Jesus College, University of Cambridge, Anthony Browne MP for South Cambridgeshire, Oli de Botton, Executive Headteacher of School 21, Cllr. Neil Gough from the Greater Cambridge Partnership, Jane Paterson-Todd, CEO of Cambridge Ahead, Alex Hughes from the Shifties, and Naily Makangu from Athena Leaders.

You can read about past Form the Future events here.