My World of Work Live! activities are designed to inspire young people’s interest in careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

My World of Work Live! has launched at National Museums Scotland for the 2016-17 school year and will include a range of new programming for pupils, teachers, and parents.

Hands-on and engaging, for pupils aged 10 to 15, My World of Work Live! aims to empower young people to make informed decisions about their future. 

Museum objects are used to spark discussion on the wealth of opportunity STEM careers offer, and challenge young people to see where STEM subjects could take them.

They’ll find out surprising facts and figures and learn about the variety of STEM roles and routes in to STEM careers. 

My World of Work Live! will bring a real life connection to what pupils are learning through CfE. Learning resources for teachers accompany the activities, to help pupils make the most of their visit and continue learning back in the classroom.

My World of Work Live! is brought to you by careers information, advice and guidance experts Skills Development Scotland (SDS). SDS careers advisers are working as part of the museum’s learning team to embed STEM career learning across the schools programme.

Building and Money Challenge Trails

Pupils can take part in our free Career Challenge trails. Aimed at upper primary and lower secondary pupils, these trails will take your class on an exciting journey round the museum. They will learn about the skills and subjects required for jobs and find out about the different entry routes available. More STEM career trails will be available later in the year.

Get Energised Power House

As part of the Museum’s Schools Programme, P6-P7 pupils can take part in an optional careers session led by Careers Advisers from Skills Development Scotland. This 30 minute workshop will introduce pupils to a job within the renewable energy industry and they will complete a fun quiz to help them discover more about this exciting area of work. We will get in touch to arrange your careers session once you’ve booked your Get Energised Power House workshop at the National Museum of Scotland, or the National Museum of Rural Life. Find out more about the workshops here.

Get Energised Science Investigation Days

Pupils will take part in a careers session led by Careers Advisers from Skills Development Scotland. This 30 minute workshop will enable pupils to reflect on the skills used within the practical activities and find out how they relate to jobs in the energy industry. This session is included as part of your booking for the Science Investigation Day at the National Museum of Scotland, or the National Museum of Rural Life. Find out more about Investigation Days here.

Get Energised Challenge Days

At the end of the workshops, pupils will take part in a networking session led by Careers Advisers from Skills Development Scotland. This will give pupils the opportunity to ask experts from the renewable energy industry about their jobs. They will find out about some of the skills and qualities most sought after by employers in this fast growing sector. This session is included as part of your booking for the Challenge Day at the National Museum of Scotland, or the National Museum of Rural Life. Find out more about Challenge Days here.

Find out more

Keep up to date with the latest careers-related events via the What’s on page.

Find out more about careers in science, technology, engineering and maths at award-winning careers information and advice web service My World of Work.

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