Helping kids answer: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Helping kids answer: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Learn about giving kids opportunities to learn high-demand skills, says World Mentoring Academy's Michael Williams in his UpSCALE Lightning Talk.

Helping kids answer: What do you want to be when you grow up?
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The statement by Cathy Davidson of the MacArthur Foundation that "65% of today's grade-school kids may end up doing work that hasn't been invented yet" has resonated so deeply because it adds urgency to what should be obvious, especially considering the rapid, technology-driven changes we've seen in the workforce over the past 10 years.

All signs indicate that future job skills will be vastly different from what students are taught in schools, and the World Mentoring Academy is trying to close those gaps. In his Lightning Talk, "Mentoring and Creative Spaces," at the 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE), Michael Williams describes one of the Academy's projects: exposing students to skills of the future by interviewing professional astronauts, activists, journalists, spies, authors, chefs, athletes, government officials, and others about their jobs.

You can learn more about the importance of mentors in Michael's presentation.

During the UpSCALE Lightning Talks hosted by Opensource.com at the 16th annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) in March 2018, eight presenters shared quick takes on interesting open source topics, projects, and ideas. Watch all of the UpSCALE Lightning Talks on the Opensource.com YouTube channel.

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