Worlds of Work

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You’re going to have 17 jobs in your lifetime. Or so the research says. That’s a lot of job applications, and a whole bunch of awkward first days at work.

The prediction is 17 jobs, five career changes, heavy unemployment, higher debts – is there any good news to this story? Yes. Thankfully, yes. And it all starts in the classroom.

Our research shows that young people who have a more immersive careers learning experience have better success in navigating the changing world of work post school. And we’re here to find and fill that gap in a high school near you. FYA’s Worlds of Work, delivered by teachers in the classroom, links student learning with real-world experiences – and voila! Career exploration. New skills. Industry knowledge. Greater confidence. It’s basically a whole new world.

But what exactly do we do ?:

One of the biggest complaints of employers today is that young people aren’t ‘work ready’. So it’s no surprise that we have a whole heap of businesses on board who are keen to help us.

Together with industry and teachers, we:

  • Amaze students on the FYA stage – FYA facilitators, with their crazy hair and epic experiences, host intimate Worlds of Work sessions at FYA HQ. Limited spots. Prepare for energy.
  • Provide the roadmap – for teachers to deliver a kick-ass careers learning program in schools. The WoW program helps young people understand the real world of work and explore their own interests at a crucial time – early secondary school. We build confidence and capability as well as connection to current info on local labour markets.
  • Provide the platform for schools and their students to connect with local business – because what would an immersive careers learning experience be, without the immersion bit? We provide tools for schools to hook up with local businesses so that young people can have real-life careers conversations throughout the program.
  • Give teachers a helping hand – because, they’re a bunch of legends who deserve it. And we’ve also got heaps of advice on the latest careers education trends as well as plenty of on-the-ground experience in delivering the program. Worlds of Work has been mapped to the AusVELS curriculum (so it’s all above board!) and it’s completely free.

The Worlds of Work program is made possible by The Shell Company of Australia Limited

WoW Program overview 2016

Want a little more detail? Download a program overview.

WoW Teacher Toolkit

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