What do you know about the future of work? – Adventures in Career Development

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In this guest post by Lewis Clark he asks career professionals and teachers working in high schools in England to participate in his research project on the future of work. Lewis is doing his PhD in International Center for Training Studies Where he examines how education and career guidance can provide a meaningful response to the future of work.

The future of work is a complex concept that consists of many interrelated trends such as automation, climate change and Cubid-19 that may shape and disrupt the future labor market. For young people in particular, this presents a number of uncertainties that they will have to prepare for and navigate towards entering the job market. It is therefore very important that career professionals understand the potential challenges that young people may face and help prepare them for their lives beyond education.

My research will explore three important topics. First, it will examine how career professionals understand and interpret information about the future of work. As you know, there are loads of articles and literature published about the future of work every week, so it’s hard to understand.

Second, it will examine where professional professionals find information about the future of the job to align their overall knowledge. I am particularly interested in understanding whether there are specific sources of information that professionals typically reach or whether it is broader.

Finally, my research will explore how the knowledge and understanding of professionals in the careers of future careers affect their occupation. Here, I am interested in learning specifically about what activities are commonly performed in schools to communicate with young people on this topic and what additional support professionals need to improve this practice.

As part of my research, I would like to survey career professionals currently working in high schools in England to explore the above issues. If you are interested in this topic and would like to participate in the study, please click on the survey link below. Completion should take only about 10 minutes and all data will be anonymous. Your response will be greatly appreciated!

The poll is open until Monday the 6thGod’ December.

Fill out the survey at https://shusls.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8fcgb4cau6kMUjs

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