Carl Dawson stands at the forefront of academic and policy-driven discussions on the future of education and workforce development.
As the co-founder and strategic leader of Construct Education, an education technology firm spanning vital hubs in the USA, UK, South Africa, and Australia, Carl drove the company to international recognition, culminating in its acquisition by a prominent Australian tech enterprise in January 2023.
Over the last two decades, Carl has dedicated himself to addressing the intersection of education, workforce development, and policy, championing both social mobility and the equitable dissemination of essential skills.
Recognising the impending challenges and opportunities in the global workforce, Carl pioneered a comprehensive initiative in public sector strategy, aligning with organisations such as the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Rolls-Royce Submarines. His focus is to ensure a resilient workforce capable of navigating the complexities of sectors like nuclear innovation and defence.
Carl has advised the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) on blended and digital learning frameworks.
Carl’s contributions to the University of Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy, and his role as a Senior Research Associate at Jesus College, Cambridge, underscore his dedication to forging sustainable economic and academic models for the future.
As part of his ongoing intellectual journey, Carl is spearheading the formation of 'The Green-Collar Institute', an institution envisioned to be at the nexus of academia, industry insights, and policy-making. With its foundational commitment to evidence-based research, the Institute aims to align the objectives of industrial strategy with contemporary career trends. This foresight positions the Green-Collar Institute at the brink of launching empirically-backed initiatives, strategically designed for diverse industrial contexts, notably in the US, UK, and the Middle East.