This post is sponsored by Kronos. All opinions are my own.
I just can’t believe that I am now officially a mom of a teenager! I can’t possibly be THAT old, right? Now I have a son who is in middle school is talking about college and what he wants to do when he grows up. I encourage my boys to think outside-the-box when it comes to their future and the “1 in one hundred million” Web Series is a great resource for helping teens explore different career options and answer the question, “What should I be when I grow up?”
Career Exploration for Teens
My 4 boys are about as opposite as they can possibly be. They each have unique interests and talents. My oldest son has always been interested in computers and is now talking about the classes he needs to take in order to get the type of career that he would like. I know he is still young to be completely planning his future, but I love that he is already exploring the options that are out there.
The “1 in one hundred million” web series features men and women in a variety of different careers who do the behind-the-scenes work to provide many services that we take for granted each day.
Their most recent video features Kyle Lamson, Director of New Product Innovation at Xenith. He makes football helmets for a living! My boys were so intrigued by the entire process and everything that goes in to making football helmets safer for players to wear.
Kyle has worked designing and developing protective sporting equipment for 15 years. After suffering concussions while playing sports in high school, he became interested in finding ways to help prevent those types of injuries in other athletes and especially his daughter. Check out his awesome job!
You can also view the stories of an alligator wrestler, trauma nurse, firefighter, baseball bat maker, and many, many more. I’ve learned so much about different careers by watching these videos with my boys.
Do your teens know what they want to be when they grow up? Share in the comments.
That is an awesome video! Parents should totally be making career talk more of a priority, at least just to help their kids realize how many endless possibilities there are for their future.