There are times when my eight-year old son will come over to me while I am working and comment on how fast I can type. He is in awe.
“How can you type that fast?!” he asks.
“I had to take a class in school,” I reply but in my head I am wondering what it will be like for him. Aren’t kids just born knowing how to type these days? I know they are born knowing how to use an iPad. Or maybe, by the time he is in high school there will be no need for typing because everything will be voice dictated.
Either way, one thing is for sure: by the time my kids enter the workforce, the technological landscape will look very different. University will look different. Job-training will look different and my kids will have to have an entirely different set of skills than I did when I had my first job bussing tables.
It’s a good thing that organizations like the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation (CST) understand the challenges our kids are up against. In fact, not only do they understand the challenges but they want to help the leaders of tomorrow get a leg up. They have just launched their CST learning project competition. This competition funds new learning activities for children. What kind of activities? Well, the sky is the limit and new ideas are being submitted daily! The interesting part about the future is that we have no idea what kind of jobs will be out there by 2030. Inspired Minds is CST’s newest initiative to help guide Canada’s education and professional pathways into the future and as part of the Inspired Minds initiative, they are giving Canadians a sneak peek into the promising future of Canada’s professional horizon through Careers 2030.
On April 7th the Parent Life Network and the CST foundation will be hosting a Twitter Party and you’re invited! How big can you dream? What kind of jobs do you think will exist in 2030? There is $1000 up for grabs so come join the conversation:
Date: Thursday, April 7
Time: 9 p.m. EDT
Prizing: $1,000 in prizing to be awarded.
Important: You must RSVP below in order to be eligible to win the cash prizes.