London Transport Museum

Looking to the future

London Transport Museum has delivered the Enjoyment to Employment programme since 2017, breaking down the barriers that stop young people pursuing careers in transport and connecting them to job opportunities in the industry. Teachers and employers have told the museum that collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity are key skills that young people need to succeed in the 21st century, so the museum is refocusing their learning programmes to focus on these vital skills.

We are delighted to support the London Transport Museum with a grant of £46,650 towards 21st Century Skills: Preparing for the future. This will allow the museum to update their learning programmes so that more than 120,000 young people a year develop the skills they need to succeed.

  • 92,958 people took part in Enjoyment to Employment workshops, school sessions and employability support in 2022/23.
  • 78% of UK businesses are seeing reduced output, profitability or growth as a result of skill shortages.
  • 50% of school senior leaders have cut trips and outings from their budget in 2023.

Shaped by young people

Teachers, families, children and young people are central to the development of the 21st Century Skills programme. The museum will work with teachers and students at three primary schools to pilot how to support schools to improve collaboration, critical thinking, communication and creativity. Together they will create resources, activities and teacher training with the hope of eventually reaching more than 20,000 pupils and 3,000 teachers a year.

The museum will also work with 1,350 families to develop workshops that give children aged between seven and 12 and their parents the confidence and skills needed to engage meaningfully with climate change. Additionally 20 young people aged between 13 and 25 will help develop a summer school that links 21st century skills more explicitly with future careers and employment.  For more information on our previous work with the London Transport Museum, please click here.

“Our mission is to ignite curiosity to shape the future. This has never felt more pressing as we face the global threat of climate change.  At the heart of delivering that mission is how, through content and experiences, we support the next generation to survive and thrive on London’s journey to net zero.  Teachers, parents and carers, academics and businesses tell us that the successful development of 21st Century skills are the key.”

Fenella Goodhart, Head of Learning, London Transport Museum

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