Hey Future! We mean business!
Since its inception in 2013, The Mind Lab has been dedicated to re-igniting education; in learners and teachers throughout New Zealand. We’ve helped over 15,000 teachers to confidently guide students on the journey of discovery and curiosity that is education.
The Mind Lab has been talking about driving change in education to step up to meet the needs of a very different future for years. 2020 will be the first fully digital decade and there is now no denying the fact that problem-solving, collaboration, digital skills, curiosity and creativity are the cornerstones for success in the future.
While the digital transformation has gained exponential momentum, there seems to be a growing number of school leavers unable to find the clarity and direction they need to make decisions about further study or their future. It shouldn’t be surprising given the conflicting advice and examples that they have had to go on:
- their parents may still be pushing them into traditional career paths that have no relevance in the new workplace they see
- millennials having mid-life crises at age 30 due to general discontent; and
- it has been drummed in to them all through school that the jobs they will be doing in ten years time have not yet been invented.
None of this inspires hope, let alone action or clarity.
On the other end of the scale, businesses in New Zealand are looking for new approaches in the face of change.
The Mind Lab’s mission has always been to share knowledge, to collaborate, and to build partnerships in order to achieve sustainable, impactful change. We may not have the solution, but we know that connecting and guiding a diverse group of people and holding a space for them to collaborate and connect, always delivers innovation and inspiration.
With that in mind, The Mind Lab has developed a course specifically for 18- 22-year-olds who are deciding on their next steps:
Say hi to Hey Future!
This 2 week programme is designed to give students a taste and feel of the future of work and the unique skills that they possess to amplify the sustainability of solutions : they will collaborate on live industry projects, identifying opportunities and creating solutions, while developing real-world skills. The idea is not only to allow students to identify their strengths and value in the workplace but also for business to get a glimpse of how differently this potential new workforce tackles a problem, and the skillset needed to ensure the most positive outcome.
The objective is to inspire motivation, clarity and enthusiasm for the future.