The World of Work initiative is all about kids uncovering hidden potential for their future. By connecting students with professionals in a wide range of industries and professions, the World of Work gives students the power to understand how they can have a joyful and lucrative career. Meet a Pro chat sessions is just one way the World of Work does this. Meet a Pro sessions are done through technology that allows hundreds, even thousands, of students to go on a virtual field trip to get a glimpse of amazing careers they could aspire to. One Meet a Pro brought students into the life of independent carpenter Travas Brandt.
During this Meet a Pro, Travas explained that there is a serious need for skilled carpenters that isn’t being met. In traditional education, most students won’t ever learn about the career of carpentry, let alone gain working knowledge and hands on experience in the field. The World of Work changes that and puts lessons into teachers’ hands that helps kids understand the many options they have for a career in their future. Travas Brandt says that you can live your life right, live it well, and make a good living doing it if you find your passion and explore what you are naturally good at. He feels like he is in the right place in his life and finds great joy in his career as a carpenter. Travas found the right career fit for himself, and the World of Work can help all children find theirs. Watch Travas at work at in his shop here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPTDBJ8IzqA
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.