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Careers of the Future: Planning for our Children

As parents, we strive to create future opportunities for our children. To prepare them for what’s coming next: Next fight with a friend; Next team loss; Next exam; Next grade; Next course; Next school…but Next Step in planning a Career for the Future? Will they be competing with Robots for jobs?

A lot has changed since both my husband and I remember taking computer science, struggling to learn basic code for simple commands like < ENTER> some time around middle school. Now, I see toddlers in strollers able to navigate an iPad with lightening speed.  In fact, my elementary school aged children are sometimes who I turn to for help with my tech devices!

But guess what? It is still my job as a parent to prepare my children for the jobs of the future because the careers that our children have will be very different then those around today. (Click FUTURE CAREERS to read more about future jobs.) It’s time to teach our children how to use technology to their benefit. And I’m going to need a little help with this one.

CST Learning Project Competition

Our friends over at Canadian Scholarship Trust understand this. They just launched their annual CST Learning Project competition which funds new learning activities for children with $250,000 up for grabs. (They take the future seriously). It’s part of their cool Inspired Minds program that also includes Careers 2030 – a deep dive into the possible careers our kids will have. (Robot Counsellor? Data Miner? Rewilder?)

#CSTLearningProject Twitter Party

Parent Life Network and Canada Scholarship Trust (CST) Foundation will be hosting a Twitter Party and You’re Invited! Join us for an hour of fun to discuss the future, robots and all of the possible jobs that will be available to our little ones. We’ll be giving away $1,000 in that hour!

Date: Thursday, April 7
Time: 9 p.m. EDT
Hashtag: #CSTLearningProject
Hosts: @ParentLifeNet @CSTConsultants
Eligibility: Canada-wide

Prizing: $1,000 in prizing to be awarded.

Important: You must RSVP below in order to be eligible to win the cash prizes.

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  • Reply Victoria Ess May 17, 2016 at 6:50 pm

    What a fun contest! I wonder who won!

    • Reply Joan May 17, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Lots of time left – the contest is open until May 31st. Tweet each day to earn extra entries. 🙂

  • Reply Cynthia W May 29, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Sounds great! I hate I missed the Twitter party.

  • Reply Sarah L May 30, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    It helps for parents to have some idea of what jobs/careers will be in the future.

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