This will be the first in a continuing sequence of posts here on BTZ about FutureStory
, a government initiative from the Department of Children, Schools and Families
(DCSF) which connects businesses to schools to help make young people wake up to the opportunities, rather than the threats, of globalization. Caroline Teunissen
called me and Mark Kobayashi-Hillary
, and a number of other interested bloggers in to help promote the topic. Caroline introduced me to Lucy Parker, head of Talent and Enterprise Taskforce
, who is spearheading the initiative in conjunction with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills
So why did I think this is important? Why did I want to get involved? As we progress in to the 21st century, we live at a time of astonishing extremes and rapid change. Globalisation, climate change, the explosion of advanced technologies and what some would call a broken education system here in the West have come together to make a perfect storm of complexity. FutureStory directly addresses two of these components. Globalization is a fact of life to be dealt with. Although we hear many stories of losing . ...