Some people think that kids shouldn’t worry about working because their parents provide everything that they need. However, what they don’t realize is that working isn’t just about making money. Kids can gain many things from working and one of the most important things that they can gain is experience. Working experience is very beneficial to kids for several reasons. One reason is that working experience provides kids with the practical skills needed in the fields that they are interested in. Working experience also gives kids a glimpse into what it would be like to work in jobs that they are interested in. Lastly, working experience makes it easier for kids to prove that they are skilled in a certain area.
Sometimes kids need to practice their soft skills and this is where working experience can really help. When working, kids need to practice skills such as collaborating and communicating effectively. The only way to improve is to practice and when kids are pushed to use these skills at a job they will only get better at them. Sometimes it is hard for kids to visualize what it would be like to work in a certain field. Having working experience in an area that they are interested in is beneficial to kids because it helps them decide whether it would be something that they would like to pursue. When kids become older and start to look for jobs after getting out of school working experience is going to be the proof they need to show that they are skilled and serious about the field they are entering. Personally, gaining working experience through ScriptEd has helped me when it comes to communicating effectively and seeing what it would be like to work in the tech industry. I’ve gotten a lot from this and I feel that all kids should have the chance to get working experience.
By Patricia S.