Newism are thrilled to announce the launch of My Big Tomorrow—an online careers-based resource for years 9 and 10 students, which aims to promote the importance of numeracy and literacy.
The most rewarding project we’ve ever worked on
It's a big call, but it's true. From the moment this ambitious project landed in our laps we were determined to be part of it. Working with a talented team on a local project which helps the community was a dream come true for everyone involved - it really doesn't get much better.
My Big Tomorrow fills an enormous gap by providing students with an engaging discovery tool to get them excited about their career options. It offers over 90 inspirational career examples, served up with videos and e-learning resources pitched directly at a young, online savvy audience. But it’s not just about the kids—it’s also a fantastic resource for family members and educators.
The kids dig it
Developed alongside the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education (CEEHE) at the University of Newcastle, My Big Tomorrow aims to inspire young people to think more broadly about their future careers.
After hundreds of hours of consultation with educators and students, a collection of interactive literacy and numeracy exercises based on the Stage 5 curriculum was produced. Paired with real-world testimonies and information from industry professionals, it allows young people to explore, discover and learn.
A one-of-a-kind career resource
Nothing like My Big Tomorrow has ever been available to students.
An impressive and expanding list of career videos, a suite of compelling e-learning tools, and a vibrant, student-approved design, make My Big Tomorrow the go-to place for students who are looking to their future.
A dream collaboration
This project couldn't have been possible without the amazing students and talented people who worked on it.
Conceived and led by the CEEHE team at the University of Newcastle, Newism and our partners at The Village of Useful collaborated over a period of 12 months with a team of designers, illustrators, video producers, user researchers and students. It truly was a dream project with a fantastic group of people.
All of us at Newism are thrilled to have worked on My Big Tomorrow and we'd like say a huge thank-you to everyone involved. We can't wait to hear the first batch of feedback from students and teachers, and we look forward to the continuing development of the site.
Spread the word!
Our big aim for My Big Tomorrow is for it become part of the curriculum. Kurri Kurri High School in New South Wales has already adopted it and there is a lot of interest from other schools.
The best way for it to be seen is to spread the word, so if you have children in high school or friends and family who do, please share it with them—there are sharing links at the bottom of every page on the site.