Future jobs – are your pupils ready?

Online GLOW session – 20 September 2017 at 16.15

Google, airbnb and facebook have all changed our world by creating new ways of doing things, but did you know that these types of technology businesses also creating lots of highly paid job opportunities?  In Scotland this demand for technology skills and jobs is accelerating, and bringing with it a diverse range of exciting jobs for our young people so it important we prepare them for their digital future.

 Join this session to find out how technology is changing the careers of the future, and what we can do to ensure our young people have the skills and knowledge to take advantage of this wealth of opportunity.

This session is open to all teaching staff working across broad general education in particular we think this session would be useful for Head teachers, subject teachers and guidance staff.

Event description:

Did you know that two thirds of primary school children will have jobs in the future which do not exist today?  It is important that we can open their eyes to the careers of the future and support them to develop the skills they need to thrive in the changing world of technology.

In Scotland Digital technology businesses are booming, continuing to transform the way we live and having an increasingly disruptive effect on business. The tech sector is growing rapidly but it’s not just tech businesses that are affected, this digital revolution is impacting all businesses and organisations across Scotland’s entire economy. As it continues to pick up pace it is creating unprecedented demand for tech jobs and skills from employers and bringing with it a wealth of career opportunities for our young people.

Join Skills Development Scotland in partnership with Education Scotland to find out about some of the technology jobs and careers of the future, and what we can do to help prepare our young people for the jobs of the future.

During this Glow Meet Up you will learn about:

  • How technology is changing future careers
  • What opportunities are available to young people to embrace this change
  • Challenges we face in helping young people realise these opportunities
  • Resources and support available to young people and schools

This is a 25minute session followed by 20minute Q&A

To participate, please register here by Monday 11 September using the password GLOW.

We will email the online details to those registered the week before the session.

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