This week the BBC has been focused on the impact of technology and in particular on artificial intelligence given the break neck speed (or am I to use the term “warp speed “? ) of technological development. The current topic of technical employment has been much discussed as it pertains to various graduate entrant jobs (law, financial services). Clearly this makes us think of our own children and what they will do after university or college.
Possibly, there is no right answer on determining the right career path for children, the OFT quoted figure is 40% of future jobs have not yet been invented so how can one plan for that? The important part is encouraging in children a resilient character and one that is intellectually curious. Engaging with mathematics, chemistry and physics teaches analytical skills, logic, reasoning and problem solving which can be applied in many walks of life (with technology based jobs and not). So already that is a good step forward towards securing a future proofed career.