When you send your child to school, you think you’re doing everything you can to set your child up for success. By providing them with the proper education, you think you’re giving them all the tools they need to succeed in life.

But, there’s more and more evidence showing that kids are not learning the skills they need to be successful in the future job market. A study by PwC found that 64% of all teachers surveyed believe more emphasis should be placed on teaching and training technology in their classrooms in order to increase a child’s success. The problem? They don’t have enough tools to make it happen.

That’s concerning because PwC also found that by the year 2020, 77% of all jobs will require some type of technical skill. That has many CEOs surveyed concerned that the shortage of necessary skills will affect their company’s performance and growth in the future.

If those skills are not being taught in the classroom how are kids supposed to get the knowledge and skills they need to compete?

The answer lies in extracurricular activities. Parents need to be proactive and give their children access to programs that teach technology and the skills needed to compete in the workforce. This will help to increase every child’s success.

Many parents are finding these programs at MakerKids. At MakerKids children have hands to-on access to coding, robotics, and Minecraft classes during afterschool programs and camps. During these programs, kids not only learn the skills necessary to succeed in STEM fields, but they also build the teamwork and social skills that are vital to succeed in the career of their choice.

At MakerKids there are programs for children in grades 1-8. Each level has age-appropriate projects and concepts. Many kids start at a young age and work their way through the various programs at MakerKids. With a 1:8 teacher to student ratio (or better), each child is getting the support they need to see their ideas become reality.

If you want to learn more about the variety of programs at MakerKids, call us today at 1-844-MAKERKIDS. We offer programs at our Toronto West and Toronto East locations. Give your child the technological skills they need to have a successful future.