As a mum to three, I’d say I’m quite intrinsically interested in career options for our kids. I figure it’s just good to be aware of the type of opportunities that are out there and how they can be achieved.
My children aren’t going to go down the same professional path that I have. They might do, but it’s unlikely. Being on the ball means that when they hit me up with any career aspirations, I’m actually able to afford some useful info. Guide them in how to go about achieving those ideas, maybe.
Of course, there are people in schools who have entire roles dedicated specifically to helping kids out with the conundrums of careers.
But we all remember that, right?
Follow a flow chart and find out you’re destined to be a teacher?
While this service may have become more personalised over the last *insert pitiful amount of time here* years, I reckon there’s still room for improvement. There are some stereotypes about certain jobs that could do with being banished. We’re in dire need of some out-of-the-box thinking that appeals to a wider range of teens, that carries with it a mahoosive skill set.
Luckily, CITB heard our cries and answered with the WOW Show. And I’m impressed.
For so long we’ve needed career talk that actually speaks to the demographic it’s intended for, and this interactive show does just that.
The new programme is around half an hour long and is all about the versatility and accessibility of careers within the construction sector. There are so many ideas about what this entails, but the programme is really good at stripping down misconceptions and showing our older kids how the industry caters for anyone and everyone, with a range of positions that will ultimately appeal to most.
Quite interestingly, even if you’re outside of big cities, the show examples how this is one sector that has your back nationwide – wherever you live, jobs in construction are always available.
What’s particularly fab about WOW Show is how it’s presented. Sure, there’s a presenter but they’re age-appropriate and often link to work-life diaries of young apprentices, which have been recorded on smart phones.
Informative, innovative, and incredibly directed, WOW Show is a great way to open up options for your children. It offers them the chance to think about career opportunities in construction that they might never had known existed.
The show’s livestream that went out last week and the full programme is now available to watch on YouTube – just hit play below.