Progressive schools continuously (re)shape the industry with innovative programs and non-traditional methodologies that change the game for students and the education sector. Industry-ready and career-relevant ways of teaching have sprung and ignited opportunities for the growth of tomorrow’s leaders.
The Outlook for Progressive Schools
Gone are the days when a student’s intelligence can be quantified using traditional means. Books and learning materials have crossed over and integrated with technological advancements powered by the Internet, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and hand-held application software.
Today, there are a number of burgeoning opportunities that will soon circulate pockets of prosperity in the fields of computing, business, and design. For instance, multi-potentialite students with combination skills in physics, math, coding, and engineering make up the anatomy of robotics champions. According to Tharsus UK, annual spending on robotics is expected “to grow at a rate of 22.8% per year over the next 4 years as technology advancements enable companies to deploy robots in new areas outside of the more traditional industrial manufacturing processes.” This increased demand is incentivizing innovators in the field to invest in delivering robots that are capable of performing a wider range of tasks.
In the arena of technology-based solutions and innovations, the mobile application industry is booming and will continue to progress. The UK-based and publicly listed consulting firm Robert Half affirms that “total revenues from mobile apps projected to reach $188.9 billion by 2020.” So, how will students prepare? The allure of designing something new and fresh, tied with the opportunity to be able to reinvent the way mobile technology is used; the fact that app developers can work anywhere (with only needing access to a good internet connection) make mobile app development both a popular and a promising job today.
Meanwhile, audio production can be a thriving avenue for designers. FastCompany, an international media brand with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology and design, suggests that if we want to understand the future of interfaces, we need to use our ears. “Sound design has become a wildly experimental area in recent years, full of devices that ask us to reconsider how we interact with technology.” Leveling up the traditional way of professionally-produced audio can strengthen students’ portfolio to prepare them in the many areas of electronic music production, including sound design, digital audio editing, music production, and/or performance.
Then, by 2033, customizable, intuitive, and collaborative designs; dashing duotones, palettes, and patterns inspired by the past; animations & GIFs and bold typography are tomorrow’s graphic illustration’s assets. Experts believe that “developers will take ‘responsive design’ to the next level, creating design that adjusts not only based on screen size but on the viewer’s personality and mood; the posters of 2033 will be so simple, they may consist of nothing but a particular shade of blue-grey, offering pre-emptive relief from the seizure-inducing film it advertises; the humble .gif animation will be the default means of advertisement.”
In the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, the American Psychological Association (APA) projects that “changes in demographics, technology, models of health-care delivery and the consumer's role in health care will likely mean big alterations in psychology practice” and aging populations mean health professionals will be in high demand. “Up to 40% more health and community services professionals will be needed and 21.5% more medical scientists will be needed by 2020.” Hence, according to the projected hottest jobs needed in 2020, studying a bachelor’s in Psychology is encouraged and preferred.
While these figures are promising, a number of schools recognize the need to pioneer on those fields. iACADEMY is at the forefront for students to discover their passions, dare to be different, and embrace their game-changing potentials with new programs set to be offered for the next school year.
Immerse in the fields of computing, business, and design as parents and future Game Changers are welcome to attend the iACADEMY Open House on August 18, Saturday, at the iACADEMY Nexus Campus Auditorium.
Get exclusive information about the new Senior High School programs that will help address the mismatch between graduates of academic institutions and the actual needs of the industry. Unleash the champion with non-traditional pieces of training that will embolden Game Changers.
To inquire and reserve a slot, call 889 5555, email us via email@example.com, or visit iACADEMY Nexus Campus at 7434 Yakal St., Brgy. San Antonio, Makati City.