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Today the national skills agency launched a new digital careers experience that sees teams of young classmates compete in a range of challenges and mini games designed around jobs of the future.

Pupils in a Paisley primary school were among the first in Scotland to try Skills Development Scotland’s brand new, interactive Classroom Clash activity.

Designed and delivered by experts, the aim of Classroom Clash is to inspire young people and help them understand future careers and opportunities.

In this new activity, which is an addition to SDS’ My World of Work Live programme, pupils learned about Scotland’s key sectors – working in teams to compete in a quiz and sector-focused mini games.

"It was very exciting for our pupils to be among the first in the country to try the new activities. The Classroom Clash is all about them learning and discovering information – they did that and enjoyed every minute of it."

Mary Russell teacher, Gillian Clark

Mary Russell teacher Gillian Clark said: “It was very exciting for our pupils to be among the first in the country to try the new activities. The Classroom Clash is all about them learning and discovering information – they did that and enjoyed every minute of it.”

The free experience is now available for schools across Scotland to book through My World of Work.

Classroom Clash is for pupils in P7-S3 and aims to introduce them to the sectors that will be critical for future economic growth in Scotland. The focus is on computing and ICT, construction and building, engineering, healthcare, social work and caring services.

The launch marks the end of the first ever Scottish Careers Week. Through online and live events and activities, the inaugural week has showcased the wide range of careers support available to people of all ages across Scotland and highlighted the jobs and skills of the future.

"What better week to launch Classroom Clash than in the first ever Scottish Careers Week. The sectors represented in today’s session have a breadth of opportunities and it’s important we inform young people about the exciting options they could explore in the future – from the life and chemical sciences sector to engineering and energy."

West Scotland MSP, Neil Bibby

West Scotland MSP Neil Bibby joined pupils for the Classroom Clash launch and saw first-hand how My World of Work Live provides cutting-edge career inspiration.   

He said: “What better week to launch Classroom Clash than in the first ever Scottish Careers Week. The sectors represented in today’s session have a breadth of opportunities and it’s important we inform young people about the exciting options they could explore in the future – from the life and chemical sciences sector to engineering and energy. 

Every free My World of Work Live experience makes the best use of hands-on learning and the latest technology to engage and inspire.

My World of Work Live Adviser Lynsey Mitchell delivered the launch session and said: “I hope the excitement from today’s session carries on into continued discussions at school and at home about the career paths the pupils could explore across Scotland’s key sectors.

“The engaging activities delivered through My World of Work Live, including the new Classroom Clash, complement the work of SDS careers advisers in schools across Scotland, by helping the pupils to develop their career management skills.”

Looking for more information?

Find out more about and careers in all Scottish sectors at My World of Work

Teachers can learn more about My World of Work Live and access a wide range of learning resources to support career education on My World of Work.

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