The Skills Builder Partnership works to ensure that one day, everyone builds the essential skills to succeed: teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, creativity, listening, speaking, aiming high, and staying positive. These are the skills that underpin social and emotional learning. However, there is still a gap - affecting academic, life and employment outcomes.
The Universal Framework underpins the education work of the Skills Builder Partnership. For educators, the Framework can be used to support learners to understand their existing skills, see what progress looks like, join the dots and capture success.
Tools like the Skills Builder Hub use the Framework to support educators to explicitly teach and assess the skills with learners of all ages. Programmes like our Global Accelerator support schools to embed the framework and principles through training and tools.
Membership for schools and colleges, non-profits and employers, brings multiple unique benefits; including the ability to structure skills development, initiate sustainable organisational change, access and contribute to best practice and create systemic change. To achieve our mission, we align skills-focused organisations, provide high-quality content and influence national and international policy, including in Kenya and Uganda.
The Skills Builder Partnership unites over 800 education institutions, employers, and non-profits across 20 countries, providing 2.3 million opportunities to boost essential skills in 2022.
In 2022, the Partnership also launched the Global Networks team - focused on developing global best practice in essential skills with schools, colleges and impact-led organisations based outside the UK. The Global Accelerator for schools and Impact programme for organisations is now running with partners in 19 countries - showcasing best practice in the area in a global context. Both programmes are fully-funded for eligible insititutions.
From 2023, the Partnership will continue to focus on supporting new global education and NGO partners, and developing policy initiatives internationally.
If you want to find out more, then visit our website for more details about our approach and programmes, as well as the full Universal Framework. You can also sign up for our free monthly newsletter for the latest news across the Partnership. If you want to join the partnership, you can see if your institution is eligible for a fully-funded programme by emailing email@example.com.