Kensington Creates is one part of a bigger picture being orchestrated by the Aldridge Foundation; Aldridge Creates.
The work of the Foundation not only benefits young people and their communities, but also goes a long way towards solving a common problem faced by employers. Business leaders often complain that basic workplace skills such as numeracy, communication, time-keeping and time-management are lacking in those employed straight from school or university.
Entrepreneurial skills are also becoming increasingly important because of the pace of the change in industry. Innovative technologies are creating some roles and rendering others redundant. Flexibility, a willingness to continue learning and lateral thinking are becoming highly-prized characteristics – all products of an enterprising mind set. These skills will help young people in their first roles but it will also encourage them to keep learning, acquiring the further skills as they move throughout their careers, creating a future workforce which is better suited to the evolving needs of employers and society. This is at the core of the Foundation’s work – preparing the young people of today for the challenges of tomorrow. This all culminates in the Aldridge Foundations work to do with Enterprise & Entreprenership.