The School in a Box can be easily customised to include skills development curricula, unique to companies working in areas where there are ongoing skills shortages.
According to the New Role of Business in Global Education, a report by FSG and the Shared Value Initiative, “Too many students… graduate with gaps in hard or soft skills too deep for corporate training programs to bridge… Companies that create shared value have a profoundly different mindset for engaging with education. Instead of waiting for the education system to produce trained talent, they become participants in designing and delivering education themselves.”
As the authors note, “this imperative is strongest in industries of rapid growth or regions with weaker schools, [but] every company has to create shared value in this way.”
“What’s needed is bold leadership from more companies willing to stake a claim on the close connection between their financial success and the success of their surrounding education ecosystem.”
Companies who are seeking to take the initiative by impacting their local communities while equipping its members for the workplace, can do this effectively and affordably through the School in a Box (either at school level or later as employees): custom content can be added at a nominal fee.