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Connecting youth’s interests to skilled careers

When faced with the challenge of identifying a career path, youth face an endless list of options. To further understand the issue, Dr. Lori Thompson, Professor of Industrial-organizational psychology at North Carolina State University (USA) and the University of Cape Town (South Africa), worked with the website of TIME to identify vocational interests and people’s work “personalities”.

Now Dr. Thompson and her team are expanding that research, providing an opportunity for WorldSkills Members to guide students choose the vocational training that matches their personality and career interests. 

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