The laureates will see their articles (500 words) published on the Financial Times and World Bank blogs. They will also be invited to attend, at their own expense, the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings to be held in Washington in April 2019
Friday, December 14, 2018 ((rezonodwes.com)) – You often wonder what job will you do later? In your opinion, does your school prepare you for the jobs of the future? What will the classrooms and teachers of tomorrow look like? Do you think it is possible to learn differently and better? Do you have personal and innovative ideas for reinventing education? Are you between 16 and 19 years old and you are still in high school?
So, take part in the World Bank's blog contest! The World Bank and the Financial Times invite high school students to give free rein to their creativity. Because the younger generations are those who will be most affected by the changes in work and the evolution of skills, we want to know your point of view and feed us with your ideas and solutions. You are in the best position to tell us what young people need to better prepare for the future.
The future that is emerging is that of a world turned upside down by technology. Rapid technological advances are a source of opportunity, but they also require adapting to accelerating change. The jobs of tomorrow will not be those of today: to gain access to them, it will be necessary to acquire new knowledge and master new skills. The World Bank has addressed these issues in the last two editions of its World Development Report : Changing Labor and LEARNING to fulfill the promise of Education . It has also made it a priority in its Human Capital Project.
Reflection is progressing, and with more and more studies, we know better how the international community should anticipate the future. In countries, leaders and decision makers are trying to provide answers to the need to better prepare their fellow citizens for an uncertain future. But what do the first people think? What do young people think about today?
This is why the World Bank is asking for your opinion today. What would you like to learn? What types of occupations do you plan to pursue later, and what do you think the jobs will be in five, ten or twenty years? How can the current and future generations of young people be better prepared to adapt to these changes and succeed in the world of tomorrow?
The World Bank is looking for new and original points of view. To participate:
- Write an article up to 500 words in length
- Accompany it if possible with photos, videos and other illustrations
- Indicate your name, age, school, e-mail and country of residence
The deadline to enter the competition is January 31, 2019 . The jury will be made up of senior representatives of the World Bank and the Financial Times as well as a number of key partners.
Winners will see their posts published on Financial Times blogs and the World Bank. They will also be invited to attend, at their own expense, the World Bank and IMF Spring Meetings to be held in Washington, DC, in April 2019.
To learn more about the contest and to participate, visit: https://wbft.forms.fm/blog-writing-contest/forms/5742
The Financial Times offers free subscriptions for high schools. For more information and to subscribe: www.ft.com/schoolsarefree.
Important]: Only articles written in English will be accepted.