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Opportunity #3

The world of work will undergo a dramatic transformation as technology and global needs change. 65% of young people today will work in careers that do not yet exist. There will be a shift away from the traditional career question ‘what do I want to be?’ towards a life project approach where the employee can use their strengths, skills and knowledge to achieve their goals. Moving forward, the career question will be ‘What is my life project? What impact do I want to make?'

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a kid wearing virtual reality glasses

A Hyper Speed World - (Middle/Cycle 2)

Students use a fortune teller to select an everyday task, then act out how it will be performed in the future, transformed by automation and other technological advancements. They watch a video about District 2020, and think about how life might be different in future communities, and what impact that will have on jobs. They consider some jobs of the future, and role play interviews, then think about 3D printing, a new technology that is already transforming jobs.
An Emariti lady holding a plant with the Expo 2020 Dubai logo behind her

Colour Outside the Lines - (Cycle 3/ Secondary)

Students learn about the difference between jobs and skills through a balloon pop challenge, explore how Expo 2020 Dubai can help them prepare for jobs that do not exist yet, and travel in time to 2050 to imagine life in a smart city such as District 2020, thinking about which job sectors will grow and which skills will be in demand. They consider some jobs of the future, and role play interviews, then think about 3D printing, a new technology that is already transforming jobs.
A man wearing a jet pack

What Colour Is Your Jet Pack - (Secondary/Cycle 3)

Students do a quiz to identify their ‘career colour’ and then explore an example job for each colour. They then complete a Dream Job Exploration to capture their thinking about their own future, and what steps they will need to take to make it a reality.
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