At the Lamb’s Players Theatre in San Diego, California, costume designer Jemima Dutra took World of Work on a tour of her world in the costume design shop. As a child, Jemima was always making sketches and drawings of her own designs. Her mother would take her to the fabric store for remnants so she could hand sew clothing for her dolls. “That’s what I do now!” Jemima tells World of Work, “Except for my dolls are real people and they get to be wearing costumes that we created on stage, every night, and get to be seen by hundreds of people each performance. It’s really exciting!”. The World of Work is exactly that; aligning individuals strengths and talents with future career opportunities. When properly aligned, work doesn’t seem like work, but rather a pursuit of a passion or hobby.
The World of Work utilizes the RIASEC framework to help identify areas of career interest. Thousands of jobs are coded within the RIASEC interest areas; Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional. With these codes, it is easy to identify which careers will fit a person’s natural abilities. On the RIASEC scale, Jemima is an A for artistic and an R for realistic. Her career as a costume designer fits her RIASEC career interest areas perfectly, as A/R people often fit best in careers where they can be innovative, create, and design with their hands. Jemima’s enthusiasm for her career is obvious in her Meet a Pro Chat segment she did with World of Work. Watch an overview of Jemima’s Meet a Pro Chat at
About World of Work: The World of Work is an initiative aimed at early exposure for children to career paths. The program focuses on integrating useful, real-world skills into everyday curriculum in a way that makes it beneficial for teachers and students. Teachers are provided with the curriculum and experiences necessary to blend traditional education with skills needed in the workforce, engaging students and getting them excited about the possibilities in their future. The World of Work curriculum uses a four level process to expose students from all grade levels to a broad range of careers and uses the RIASEC framework to support students as they explore their interests and workplace values. The World of Work empowers every child with the knowledge that their unique strengths, interests, and values are needed in the world and fosters happy kids, living in healthy relationships on a path to gainful employment. Call 877.717.2474 or visit www.worldofwork.net for more information.