Posted by Aston Avery

Children aspire for a career in social care

There’s no doubting the power social media has on our society and in particular the younger generation. At a time when media messages about young people suggest self-obsession, new findings indicate a more selfless reality, after new research revealed young people want to “make a difference in the world” instead.

According to new research, health and social care is the most popular career choice for students aged between 10 and 16 – the career path was three times as popular as those wanting to become social media influencers.

The Future of Education Report 2023 by leading online tutoring provider, GoStudent, also suggests that the education system is not arming children with essential skills needed to help them navigate the world they live in. 74% of children do not believe they are learning everything they need at school to prepare them for their future, with essential skills like artificial intelligence (45%), robotics engineering (45%) and finance (48%) lacking. So perhaps it’s unsurprising that just 65% feel they will secure their future dream job.

Aston spoke to Dr Punam Krishan.

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