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The Global Business Coalition for Education is a movement of businesses committed to ending the global education crisis and unleashing the potential of the next generation. Our mission is to ensure that every child has the best start in life, a safe place to learn, and skills for the future. Established as an initiative of the global children’s charity Theirworld in 2012, Global Business Coalition for Education is committed to bringing together the expertise and resources of the business community with the campaign for global education and Sustainable Development Goal 4.

The Skills Friendly City Initiative aims to:

  1. • Define and Communicate Standards by providing clarity to cities on how to become “skills friendly.” The initiative outlines ten standards to create a “skills friendly” city, including critical activities and indicators to cultivate an ecosystem of elements – ranging from transportation and infrastructure to education and healthcare – that set its people up for success.

    • Incentivize Excellence and Innovation by administering a national challenge that rewards innovations and aspirations. The competition will also encourage intra-city collaboration among city leadership, youth-serving organizations, businesses, and education systems.

    • Foster a Cross-City Learning Community by creating opportunities for cross-city collaboration through a learning community to elevate best practices, enable joint problem solving, and promote collective success.

GBC-Education: Skills Friendly Cities
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