Improve Tuition has focused this month on British business
competitiveness, and the importance of schools and colleges to
work with industry for its long-term growth.
Educational expert, Gulam Dabhad says: “in the coming years, firms
will require global leaders capable of operating within cultures very
different from what their predecessors were use to.”
Business leaders will be expected to know something about different
cultures of the world to develop strong relationships.
Mr Dabhad added: “neglecting and lacking appreciation of other
cultures could seriously jeopardise our development and risk our
If we don’t develop strong human relationships with people who are
different from us in the West it could jeopardise and stifle our
future competitiveness in other markets.”
Our increase retaliation from increase foreign competition from India
and China will require a closer approach for education and industry
to work even closer to each other.
We may be getting gold for higher education but we need to install
entrepreneurial and risk taking qualities right from a much earlier
age for the future success of the nation to create jobs.
Education should be at the service of industry and vice versa. They
should work in partnerships and give pupils chances to run virtual
companies and advise them.
Mr Dabhad says: “what is at stake is UK’s future as a successful,
dynamic and prosperous nation.
A much closer relationship between education and industry which
develops the values of entrepreneur and industrialist is necessary if
the UK is retaliate against tough Indian and Chinese competition.”
The Indian government is letting private companies manage its
post-high school faculties with the view of developing closer ties
with industry. Students have opportunities to work with business
therefore developing the skills of the 21st century.
After all our future employment depends on businesses creating
jobs and if we don’t create jobs then we will be unemployed and if
we are unemployed – how will we spend money within the economy
to create more jobs – right?
It’s gloomy but how would you remedy the problem? Let us know
Gulam Dabhad heads the West Yorkshire operation, regionally
managing the tuition centers in Wakefield Dewsbury, Batley and
surrounding areas and has a keen interest in curriculum development.