Choosing a career path isn’t easy, particularly in an ever-evolving world of work. As the fourth industrial revolution takes hold, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the nature of many jobs and sectors. Meanwhile, the traditional ‘career ladder’ is becoming a ‘career matrix’ and business is growing increasingly global.
To support young people, Barclays LifeSkills has created a quick-fire activity that focuses on helping students generate discussion with their peers about the skills, knowledge and experience that can help them reach their career goals.
This has been created with the Gatsby Benchmarks in mind, and includes guidance on how careers leaders may wish to use this resource as part of their careers-strategy planning. It features:
- a template for a career-themed origami ‘chatterbox’, which students can cut out and assemble, providing an interactive way to engage with their peers on different topics around workplace goals and ambitions
- discussion questions to help you embed the chatterbox activity and careers conversations into an employability session
- links to related LifeSkills content, which can be used to extend the lesson and further students’ learning. You may want to use individual sections from these suggestions, or incorporate multiple activities to create a fuller lesson. The links within the PDF will take you directly to the resources, which provide more information about the timings, activity themes and content
The chatterbox can be used in different areas of the curriculum to help bring the careers conversation to life.
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LifeSkills, created with Barclays, is a curriculum-linked programme developed with teachers to help improve the skills and employability of young people in the UK. All completely free and immediately accessible. LifeSkills can also support you with the new careers strategy.