The Value of STEM
PREPARING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE FUTURE OF WORK
How do we prepare young people for the world of work when we don’t even know how that world will look?
65% of children who started school in 2017 will be employed in jobs that do not exist today while the average Irish worker faced a 46% probability of having their role automated by the 2030s. While the future is uncertain, it is clear that in the future, our workers and enterprises will be operating in a changed economy.
JA entrepreneurship education programmes provide opportunities for young people to develop the ability to think positively, to identify opportunities to make things happen, to have the self-confidence to achieve their goals, and to use their talents to build a better society.
JAI volunteers encourage students to develop transversal skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem solving which help equip young people with essential skills to prepare them for the future work place and
to achieve success in their lives after they finish school.