Think about where 7-11 year olds get their information on the world of work: their parents, friends’ parents, television or online. But they aren’t being exposed to the full range of existing jobs, or finding out about the jobs of the future. That’s where you come in!
Children can’t be what they can’t see and you can help children to be open to a wide range of jobs beyond what they already know what exists.
The facts that fed our mission…
1. “Gender stereotypes are defined between 5 and 7 years of age”- ‘Inspiring The Future – Redraw the Balance’
2. According to the OECD PISA Report, there are only “minimal changes” in attitude towards career options between the ages of 7 and 17.
3. “A survey of 600 human resources by Wiley Education Services and Future Workplaces shows that 64% (nearly two-thirds) see a skills gap in their companies”