New technology has consistently changed the way people work and create. Young people
looking for their first job or deciding on a field to study have more options open to them than
ever before. Emerging technologies are creating entirely new industries and careers for
young people to dive right into.
There’s more to working in technology than being an engineer or rocket scientist. People
experienced in programming and design are becoming increasingly sought after by
employers. If you think about the way you interact with businesses you’ll see that things like
websites, apps, and social media are becoming central to successful stores, restaurants,
A career in tech may seem daunting at first but the truth is most teenagers probably already
have a lot of the skills and knowledge necessary for jobs in the field! If you’ve got experience
running a YouTube channel or a personal blog you’ve already got a valuable insight into
online platforms and social media. Every industry uses technology in some shape or form,
which means that there is no shortage of jobs for young people with a tech skill set.
By developing their abilities further, young people can target jobs they’re most passionate
about. If you love to be creative, you can learn more about graphic design and digital art. A
passion for video games can inspire you to learn how to code and produce interactive worlds
of your own!
Tech skills mean that you can work in flexible roles that centre the projects you want to
create. It’s never been easier to start your own business or to develop your own creative
projects into a viable career path. With technology you can even work remotely while
travelling the world. What’s really special about a career working with emerging technologies
is that young people are the ones driving change and innovation. Today’s students will grow
to create new technology that changes the world in all sorts of meaningful ways.
By teaching young people how to understand and work with modern technologies we’re
giving them skills that are as crucial to modern life as swimming is to fish.