Tuesday 20th October 2020

Jobs for Tomorrow

85% Of Jobs That Will Exist In 2030 Haven't Been Invented!

Archbishop Beck students are well ahead, preparing themselves for careers that do not exist yet. A group of Year 10 students attended a ‘Jobs for Tomorrow’ activity day at University of Liverpool on 7th June 2018 to do just that!

The day was divided into three sessions. The first session was a hands on introduction to colloid chemistry where students worked in pairs conducting experiments to make emulsions and compared the results, culminating in a task where students made their own skin moisturisers. The second session involved examining how Unilever use robotics and technology to test products. The third session involved computer programming using Lego models. This session became very competitive between the students with everyone motivated to win. The feedback from our students was extremely positive and they all thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills in a vocational context. Adam, year 10 said “The sessions were educational, interactive and great fun. I particularly enjoyed the VR experience, controlling the mobile robots and their practical application”.

Mrs Higgins who accompanied the trip said “the entire trip was inspirational. The technology used for product testing was state of the art and it gave students an excellent insight into how jobs for the future will develop”. In addition, Mrs Elder who also accompanied the trip said “I enjoyed the whole experience and relished the opportunity of getting involved, making my own moisturiser. You may even see me on Dragons Den launching my own brand of cosmetics”.

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