Two boys displaying their robotics skills
The place of skills in this technology driven century cannot be be downplayed. This holiday gives boys the opportunity to learn more about life outside the school environment.
You need to understand as a parent or guardian who has been charged with the responsibility of caring for boys that we are no longer in he industrial age where only certificates ruled the world. This time around, we are in a skills economy. It is no longer what you carry (certificate) but what you can do with hands, knowledge and experience.
What Are The Skills Boys Can Learn ?
There are different skills boys can learn this summer, it all depends on their interest. And that is why as a parent, tutor or guardian you need to take a cursory look at your kids to know what they love to do, what they commit to, what they can do without getting bored and what keeps them late at night.
This process involve finding the strengths of each child in order to nurture them into creativity.  Below are some of the skills you can enroll your kids in this summer to help increase their chance of making it in life and towards productivity.
1.   Coding :
As technology is increasing everyday with over 2.1 billion users on Facebook and other social networking platforms. There is need for business owners to drive these traffic to their website. The implication of this is that they would need a website and mobile app that will change the face of their business and give them return on investment.
These business will require the  services of website and mobile app developers who can design creative website and app for them. This is where your kids come in.
What Will Be Their Benefits ?
i. coding increases their self awareness
ii. It also increases their reasoning capacity
iii. it also makes them to be independent minded
iv. coding bring out the entrepreneurial mindset in your kids.
v. it prepares them for the future of work.
2. Graphics Designing
Graphic designers are behind the beautiful images you see around you, from image ads to flyers and so on. This skill is one of the most sought after in the world right now. And if your kids can learn it this summer, it will help in their journey of being financially independent which will of course, reduces the load you have to carry as a guardian, parent or tutor.
With this skill they can get paid while playing with designs and pictures. They can even register themselves on freelance websites and start earning in dollars. They can also take design jobs when they get back to school after the summer break is over.
3. Digital Marketing
Digital marketing is on top of the list of skills required by employers of labour as the world transitions to a skill economy which gives room for everyone to make genuine money with their skills.  This is a must have skill for not just boys but everyone who do not want to be left behind.
When you child learn this skill, they can help you grow your business,  sell their skills and help big firms and even SMEs grow reach more people with their products. The good thing is that you don’t have to break the bank in order for your kids to learn digital marketing. As we mentioned earlier, we are in a tech-driven era and tutorial videos can be found online and you can also pay some amount to get them equipped and trained by digital marketing agency. Everybody needs to have the knowledge of digital marketing, you are either buying or selling. If you wat to buy right or sell convincely, then you should encourage your kids to take a ride on this journey.
4 Blogging
Blogging requires creating contents and sharing them online to a group of audience. If you have children that loves to write fictions, non-fictions, short stories or poems then you should introduce them to this skill.  Your kids can leverage on this platform to build an audience which they can later turn on to paying customers if eventually they decides to create a digital product such as E-Books, Courses, Video-Courses e.t.c.
By learning this skill, your kids are exposed to fundamentals of online tools that can be used to manage contents online, create and engage audience, SEO and other aspects that will help them in their personal development.
Blogging also improves their confidence and their writing capability. It also gives them room to be famous and interact with thousands if not millions of readers around the world. The best part is that they can also earn from their passion when they have large followers by implenting Google Ads on their blog and affiliate marketing.
5. Youtuber/Vlogging
If you have children that likes to talk, tell funny jokes or sing, then start encouraging them to be youtuber or start their own vlog.  They can create short or long videos and upload them on YouTube, get people to subscribe to their channel. With consistency and guidance for you and experts in this field, they can go on to have large subscribers which can shoot them into limelights while they also earn some cash from YouTube.
You can start this by introducing them to YouTube, getting them a video camera or a smartphone to start with.  Help them to be comfortable in front of the camera by building their confidence. Once they are done with that, you can also help them to craft out content strategy to use for their channel.
6. Video Editing/Photography/Videography
Your kids can start editing their own videos by themselves once they learn this skills. Editing is fun when you take out time to practice, there are lots of ways to do this. You as a parent can either enroll then in a video editing class or get tutorials on YouTube for them to watch and practice with it. You can also contact us to get video editing tutorials at no cost at all.
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Photography is another skill which can help keeps your kids busy this summer. You can help them start a career by putting them in a photography school. There are different types of Photography schools around but make sure you verify what the teach first before taking them there.
If you can afford a standard camera for them to practice with, that will be amazing as they sojourn this field.  A camera that can shoot videos and take pictures will increase their chance of learning photography and Videography at the same time.
Once they master this skill, they can start taking pictures and creating contents putting them out to the world.
Make sure you actively engage your kids this summer by implementing some of the ideas highlighted above. Get them equipped with the skills they need. Instead of putting them in summer school again, kindly encourage them to learn a skill that will not only increases their chance to get a good job but be employers of labour themselves.
School is good and very important, in fact, everyone one should get some form of education no matter what but skills is also great.
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