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Empowering Youth to Succeed in the AI Era

Empowering Youth to Succeed in the AI Era

In an age where tech is redefining industries, it's vital to equip youth with the tools they need to succeed. Read more in this blog.

In today’s rapidly evolving world, preparing our youth for the future is more crucial than ever. As students head back to school, in an age where technology is redefining industries, it’s vital to equip youth with the tools they need to succeed.  

The digital revolution has ushered in a new era, where artificial intelligence and automation are reshaping industries and job landscapes. The OECD mentions that workers who have strong digital skills may have a greater ability to adapt to and use AI. As students gear up for the start of another school year, it’s paramount to provide them with skills that transcend technological shifts.

The Future of Digital Skills

Visit our Digital Skills page to understand key digital skills for the future.

Embracing Change

By encouraging students to embrace technological advancements as opportunities, not threats. The AI era brings endless possibilities, and those who are open to learning and adapting will have a competitive edge. Let’s help youth approach things with a beginner’s mindset!

Developing Adaptability

Flexibility is key in the AI era. Equipping students with problem-solving skills and the ability to pivot. Showing them that setbacks are stepping stones, and learning from failures is a valuable asset.

Learn how to Choose Tech in Ireland inspires youth to choose a career in tech.

Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Teach youth that their abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. A growth mindset empowers them to take on challenges, persist through difficulties, and continuously improve.

Mentor a student through the Diana Award in the UK.

Interpersonal Skills

Human connection is the key differentiator of AI advancement. Communication, empathy, and teamwork are skills that machines can’t replicate. Encourage students to hone these abilities alongside gaining digital skills.

Check out how ARK Globe Academy students’ extracurricular activities transcended in succeeding in their A levels.

Lifelong Learning

Learning doesn’t end with a diploma. Instil the value of lifelong learning to keep up with the dynamic AI landscape. Whether through formal education, online courses, or self-directed exploration, the quest for knowledge never stops.

As young people go back to school, let’s not just support them for the next exam, let’s mentor them and pave the way for a future where AI and humans coexist. Youth look up to us adults and we have the opportunity to nurture their adaptability, foster a growth mindset, and emphasise the importance of continuous learning. In that way, we are shaping a generation of AI-ready leaders who will thrive and make better decisions no matter the challenges that come their way.

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Valerie Brokamp-Meza
Valerie Brokamp-Meza

Valerie Brokamp-Meza is a Senior Manager of Philanthropy at Salesforce with more than 15 years of experience as a manager in nonprofit and corporate philanthropy in Latin America and Europe. She holds a degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in International Cooperation from the University of Florence in Italy. She manages the Salesforce foundation grants on Education and Workforce Development across 5 European countries and collaborates with leaders across Salesforce who focus on Workforce Development including Trailhead, Talent Alliance, Untapped Talent, Futureforce, and Employee Success.

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