Discover the Power of Real-World Challenges

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‘Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits!’

Life, more often than not, throws various challenges at us, but how many times are we prepared to face them? While academic education helps build the foundation of a career, it doesn’t adequately prepare learners for the real world.

So how does one develop the skills and competencies to prepare for a productive future?

Unlock your potential with real world learning

Real-world learning for the 21st century is a crucial missing link between academic achievement and long-term life success. At its core, the phrase “real-world learning” means learning that is active, applied, and grounded in the world beyond school walls. It goes beyond test scores and empowers you with the skills to navigate college, career, and community, laying a critical foundation for success.

Start by engaging yourself in authentic, relevant problems, projects, and experiences that develop career awareness and readiness. 

Once you immerse yourself in learning experiences with experts, influencers, brands and purposes, your academic work finds meaning beyond the walls of the classroom. Also, this allows you to gain hands-on skills that you can use for a lifetime.

‘Challenge’ your Limits!

Attempt real-world challenges on the Power Club App

A challenge lets you turn an abstract concept into a concrete and actionable output. It is a call to action to learn deeply about the subject. And by doing so, you develop essential skills necessary to thrive in an ever-changing world. It fuels collaboration to identify big ideas, ask thoughtful questions, and identify, investigate and solve complex problems. 

Power Club enables real-world learning with the power of challenges created by global experts on the app. They lead to immediate, bite-size learning and build excitement around the theme or the domain that interests you. 

It pushes you to leverage experience, harness internal and external resources, develop a plan and move forward to find the best solution. Along the way, there is experimentation, failure, and ultimately, success.

Career Discovery with Power Club

Power Club is a daily space for learners where they can design their own life pathways by attempting real-world challenges.

  • We know that learning is driven by motivation and instead of a one-way flow of centralized pre-prepared information, so we’ve adopted learner-generated parallel flows on the app; this helps learners to explore their talents and interests with creativity and curiosity.
  • You can explore real-life domains where they can dive deep into topics that interest them and discover new career pathways with the help of experts.
  • The more you create on the app, the stronger your portfolio becomes. Your strengths, interests, and passion are well-documented for future references. It also helps in sparking enthusiasm for further discoveries and creations.
  • It makes you future-ready as you gain relevant 21st-century skills – one challenge at a time!

Getting Started 

Explore challenges across domains like entrepreneurship, sustainability, tech, and many more. Interact with industry experts and find like-minded peers who share common interests. And of course, in the process, you also create amazing work and showcasing your talent to the world!

Each challenge/domain/theme is a contagious field of energy that spreads excitement – that stimulates each user to start discovering unknown things or work on their own skills.

At Power Club, you are free to pursue and develop interests every day without textbooks, or the pressure of exams, and marks.

Start attempting challenges on the app to discover your possible future life pathways.

Happy creating!

Preparing Learners for the Future of Work

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The Future of Work is evolving rapidly and young learners will need to equip themselves with life skills that go beyond academic learning.

‘What do you want to do in life when you complete school?’ A majority of learners across the world are unsure of how to answer this question.

While schools stress over SAT scores and good grades, the foundations to prepare them for the real world are missing.

85% of the jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet. 

There’s another reality to think about – our current school learners will be the ones who will create many of these jobs. 

In a rapidly evolving work landscape, it is essential for them to take charge and equip themselves with life skills that will make them future-ready. But are they up for the challenge?

Learning for the Future

A publication by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says that young learners are in fact studying more than their parents and grandparents did, and yet when it comes to work, they struggle to enter the job market.

Saurabh Saxena, the founder of Uable & Power Club, a real-world learning ecosystem for 13-18-year-olds, says we need to do more to prepare them. “The future of work is very dynamic. It demands multiple skills in every role and the traditional teaching techniques are not enough to fill the gap.”

The next generation of citizens will require not just strong academic skills, but also important future-ready skills such as leadership, empathy, curiosity, creativity, imagination, and resilience, among others to succeed in life.

Also, if they are to create jobs and bring more innovations to the world, it’s important for them to develop a sense of purpose and stay connected with it. 

Finding a Calling

So what is preventing learners from discovering what they truly want to do in life?

“A number of reasons – they are not aware of their passion, they are not taught to take risks in life, they are not asking for help and most importantly, they do not know what new-age career prospects they can pursue,” says Saurabh.

In short, they cannot be what they cannot see. 

Another OECD study in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, that followed groups of young learners from childhood to adulthood, showed that the ones who combined part-time employment with full-time education fared better in their school-to-work transitions. A recent survey says that a staggering 93% of students are aware of only 7 mainstream career options in India as compared to over 250 different types of job options available in the market.

“Only when learners are exposed to the real-world, they discover their passion. But it is not necessary to enter the job market even before completing education to do this. What they need is real-world learning,” says Saurabh. 

The Age of Awareness

The good news is that they are eager to learn.

Scholars Seemiller and Grace say that ‘Generation Z’ considers itself thoughtful, open-minded, and more socially aware. It welcomes hands-on learning opportunities that help them learn in more engaging and contextual ways.

Teens need inspiration and guidance from industry experts to find their calling when it comes to the future of work. Power Club enables teens to immerse themselves in real-world learning experiences in domains like Entrepreneurship, Tech, Design, Sustainability and more.

“So many of us struggle throughout our lives to find our “Ikigai”, a sweet spot where you pursue something that you are good at, that you love to do, that the world needs, and something that you can be paid enough for. At Power Club, each learner has the opportunity to discover all these elements early on in their life,” he adds.

The 7-step guide to becoming a better decision-maker

Hold up! Did you hesitate for a second (or five) before opening this link? Do the smallest of conundrums sometimes look like big problems? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to teenage decision making & problem solving for teens 101!

Your teenage years can be quite a jar full of pickles. There are just so many things that you have to juggle, all at once — studies, friendships, relationships, getting that perfect Instagram photo, et al. So much to do, so little time. And it doesn’t help when everyone is always reminding you that the decisions you make today will define the rest of your life. 

In times like these, all big-small choices look like daunting decisions. And that can be scary, sometimes. So here’s a handy guide to help polish your decision-making skills!

How to make a decision

It’s always good to have a handy framework of decision-making life skills. Here’s a comprehensive 7-step guide to help you with it:

Step 1: Ask yourself what the question is

Sometimes we get so tangled up in a problem that we forget what the question was in the first place. So the first part of making an important decision is to take a step back and ask yourself: what’s the question? Think about the situation, what’s being asked of you and even what tools you need to make a decision. Problem-solving for teens begins with understanding the problem.

Step 2: Analyse the impact of this decision

Whether you need to decide what to order for dinner or which subjects to specialize in at school, all decisions have consequences. Of course, some have more lasting results than others, which may not be evident to us at the moment. Evaluate the consequences that this particular decision will have in your life. Does this decision only impact day-to-day activities, or does it affect your life’s big picture too? Also, think about how this decision impacts the lives of those around you, especially your family and friends.

Step 3: List down all possible choices

What choices do you have on the plate? Is this decision a binary choice question or one with far too many possible answers? Is the question even objective, or like literature, are there no right or wrong answers? Take stock of all the possible choices that you have before choosing one of them. Feel free to be as creative as you want in this step. Just remember that there are no bad options/answers here, the more, the merrier. Fun fact: 90% of teenage decision-making is just about being open to various options.

Step 4: Analyse the short & long term effect of each choice

Before you make any decision, it’s essential to understand your choices. Research as much as you can about what each of those choices entails. Make Google your best friend (if it isn’t already), visit your nearest library if you like and basically try it all. You should also talk to people who have taken a similar path in life or made similar choices to get their perspective too. And hey, don’t forget to take LOTS of notes!

Step 5: Make a pros & cons list

This may be the oldest trick in the book, but there’s a reason this trick has survived the test of time! Navigating the risk and uncertainty that every choice entails is important, but so is recognizing the rewards that come with them. More often than not, we tend to focus on only one of them. Thus, making a balanced list of the benefits and drawbacks of each choice that you have becomes imperative!

Step 6: Crunch the data 

Here comes the most crucial step of all: making the actual decision. So far, you’ve rationalized the problem, analyzed your choices and contextualized it with data or lists. All that’s left to do is evaluate the pros & cons list — one last time — to settle on the best possible option. More often than not, your gut knows what the right choice is so just listen to it. Talk to your parents, teachers, friends, well-wishers and take their advice too but remember, the final choice is yours to make.

Step 7: Take a deeeeep breath and follow-through

What’s important to remember is that no decision is too big to be irreversible. So pause, take a couple of deep breaths, center yourself and most importantly, believe in the decision that you have made. You’ve got this!

We hope this step-by-step process answers your questions about how to make a decision. Teenage decision-making can be a tricky business. Just follow a framework and your decision-making life skills will get razor-sharp over time! And it really helps to connect with like-minded peers and mentors who can help act as a sounding board for all your big-small decisions. Ready to make it happen?