In 2019, children and young people from across New Zealand took part in an important national survey called Drawing the Future.
Students in primary and intermediate schools were asked to draw pictures of what they want to be when they grow up. Schools and students responded with enthusiasm in just a few weeks we received over 7,700 drawings.
The top nine jobs included sportsperson – way ahead at almost 18% – followed by vet, police officer, lecturer/ teacher, social media influencer, artist, doctor, army/navy/airforce/firefighter, and farmer.
Inspiring the Future can broaden their horizons, and help challenge stereotypes that can limit their potential by bridging the gap between schools and the world of work.
You can be a role model for young people by sharing information about your job and how you got there at an in-school event. If they don’t hear stories like yours, they might never know how many possibilities are available.
Rēhita mai hei Tauira Mahi
Want to host an event at your school?
Whakauru mai ki te Rāngai Mātauranga