You wanna be a spaceman?
You wanna be a spaceman?
A library of 200 short videos for children who need help to answer the question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?"
A library of 200 short videos for children who need help to answer the question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Read more
About this project
As a child or teenager you were inevitably asked that immortal question, "what do you want to be when you grow up?" But what did you base your answer on? What your parents do, what you've seen on tv, what sounds cool or most likely ... you made a guess and hoped the person asking the question wouldn't interrogate you too much on how you planned to achieve this elusive career goal. When you're a child this isn't too much of a problem, but when you leave school that's when people start expecting a serious answer.
Wanna be a spaceman? will be a video library of 200 short videos which will help the younger generation answer this question, whilst inspiring them and allowing them to start working towards a realistic career goal. The library will contain a series of 200 easily searchable videos of people working in every industry imaginable, from spacemen to software developers, rockstars to receptionists and actors to accountants. We aim to record short interviews with each, asking each one the same five questions. Describe a typical day. What do you like/dislike most about your job? What advice would you give someone wanting to work in your industry? What skills and/or qualifications are needed to perform your job?
Access to the library will be free for everyone via a number of different platforms including a free to use and open to all web application.
Your backing will allow us to film a library of 200 hugely valuable videos, and who knows we may just inspire the next generation of doctors, scientists, farmers ... oh, and maybe even a spaceman or woman.
Risks and challenges
Hmm, the challenges ... access to rocket scientists, Prime Ministers & Presidents, pop-stars and other more unique careers.
This project is run by two people, Amie a psychologist who has spent the past eight years working within education and Craig, a web developer and tech entrepreneur with 17 years experience - both of us strongly feel that there is a severe lack of careers guidance in education today.
The plan to overcome the challenges of gaining interviews with to these more 'hard to reach' industries is by starting with people we have immediate access to, accountants, bankers, clerical workers and dentists. As the bank of videos starts growing, so will the credibility of the project which will open more doors.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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