Ever wondered what tomorrow has in store for you? Click on the link to visit the My Big Tomorrow website, shared with us thanks to Karen (Louis’ mum) from the University of Newcastle.
The Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle is excited to introduce My Big Tomorrow – a website that profiles over 90 different career choices to encourage kids to dream big about their future and the steps they can take to get there.
The initiative, which is funded by the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP), is a career resource for teenagers to raise awareness of the endless possibilities of what lies beyond school and to show the link between what they are learning in school with real life careers.
Students begin by searching hobbies and interests (working outdoors, or, mathematics for example), or they can view random careers (arborist, or sport scientist, for example). They are met with a career profile beginning with a short video starring an industry professional, while a short bio, the good and the bad of that career and the salary expectations follow.
Each career profile also includes pathways to show students the way to get to their dream career. Users are shown subjects they could choose for their Higher School Certificate to position them for the career of their choice, as well as the tertiary pathway they could follow – whether it be a university undergraduate degree or a TAFE qualification.
Students can also benefit from education modules listed on each page, themed to each career and designed to get them thinking about the connection between their big tomorrow and their current studies, particularly in the fields of literacy and numeracy.
Thank you Karen for sharing this great resource.