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Inspired Minds: Future-proof your kids

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Inspired Minds: Future-proof your kids

Choosing future profession In the June issue of Canadian Living we talked to futurists (also known as foresight strategists) about the careers our kids might pursue in the next 30 years. When I heard them describe opportunities as health-care navigators, robot counsellors and auto-transport analysts, I thought about my generation's parents who could have never imagined that their kids would be earning a living as social media managers, app developers or sustainability experts. Or futurists! Canadian Scholarship Trust's Inspired Minds careers 2030 campaign has looked at what's ahead for our children and have outlined 34 potential opportunities so parents can prepare generation next. It is a fascinating peek into the future of education and skills-training. “We’re thrilled to be leading the charge and building awareness about how students can prepare themselves for the jobs of tomorrow,” says Martha Turner, Vice President, Marketing, CST Consultants Inc. “The Inspired Minds initiative is all about encouraging students to explore different areas of study that they may not have even imagined. By highlighting the skills and education required to pursue these jobs, we hope to give students the tools they need to build their own unique education and career paths.” As part of the initiative, CST will also be launching the Inspired Minds Learning Project; a bi-annual contest hosted each spring and fall to encourage, inspire and fund new learning activities for children in communities across Canada. So if you or your child, organization or community has a great idea, submit it! There will be 14 prizes awarded for a total of $100,000 for each contest period. The first contest launched on April 28, 2014. To learn more, visit learningproject.cst.org.
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