It's really important to state right from the outset that we're not trying to make primary school students decide on a career they're going to follow for the rest of their lives - in fact, it's almost exactly the opposite. There's a very good chance that the idea of a stable job for life is gone forever, but we don't think this is a bad thing. In fact, in many ways it's quite exciting.
Imagine a world where every single person has the skills necessary to design their own careers; skills that industries value; skills that contribute not only to the success and fulfillment of the individual but to the wellbeing of the entire economy. This won't happen overnight, so we start early, helping young people to appreciate their own strengths and interests so that they can pursue things that interest them right now, find out whether they're a good fit, and make informed decisions about what sorts of jobs they might like to do in the future. We want young people to experiment, to ask questions, to create, to innovate, to make mistakes, to reflect, to learn.
And we want them to be able to change direction if one pathway ends unexpectedly. We don't know what the future holds, so it's important to be ready for anything.
Let's talk about some of the things you'd like to see kids learn about careers, and how this might translate into the classroom.