I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.Henry David Thoreau
…and so I did, but it wasn’t an easy passage.
What an odd way to begin an “about” page, isn’t it? But then again, isn’t the same true for our future? We work hard through education in order to prepare for our future jobs and when we get there we realise that, despite having acquired the highest level of knowledge in human history in order to get our degrees, we lack the skills necessary to actually work, in a future radically transformed by globalisation, digitalisation and other notions that weren’t there while we were studying. Furthermore, that doesn’t just impact how jobs are changing, but the very way we go about our everyday activities and communicate with each other.
We’ve been preparing for the future, having no idea what that future will be like.
How to deal with it then?
Luckily, we’ve been long enough in this for several studies to be made and relevant frameworks to be developed that describe what skills are required for people to live and work successfully in the future, often called 21st century skills.
Not only that, but there are also related methods of experiential learning, developed for people to gain those skills in an engaging way that also helps retain them.
I’ve learned them the hard way so you won’t have to.
My name is Antonis, and I’m the founder of MYTRAINER. Pleasure to meet you!
MYTRAINER envisions a world of equal rights and opportunities, where young people are active global citizens that embrace diversity with empathy and are ready to build an innovative, inclusive and sustainable future, today.
MYTRAINER creates experiential learning and training opportunities for young people to thrive in the 21st century, developing skills such as:
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Life & Career Skills
Creativity & Innovation
Information, Media & Technology Literacy
If you’re a young individual looking for upskilling/reskilling on skills for the 21st century, keep an eye for our training courses on the skills above.
If you’re a Trainer, Youth Worker or Entrepreneur looking to engage your audience using the science of motivation that lies behind games, then you’re looking for:
Captivate the audience in your events or learning activities in the same way that makes games so engaging!
Master the science of motivation and keep them hooked!
MYTRAINER is a social enterprise that works towards the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and particularly Goal #4: Quality Education.
We emphasise on our social impact and reinvest at least 70% of our profits on our aims.