#NoWrongPath – celebrating every type of career journey

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In the midst of Scottish Results Day 2018, Founders4Schools are supporting DYW Glasgow’s #NoWrongPath campaign, celebrating the range and diversity of career paths that are followed after school. There may be some young people disheartened by their exam results today and alongside DYW we want to show them that there is #NoWrongPath in your career.

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Our mission is to inspire students and prepare them for the rapidly changing world of work:a big part of this job is showing young people that many of us have not necessarily taken a straight, obvious or traditional path to the job we’re in today. These winding and sometimes surprising routes are a normality in today’s evolving society and simply add to the richness of a workforce.

Here at Founders4Schools, our team’s career paths are a fantastic example of rich diversity and what it can bring. Our backgrounds include ex-teachers, an ex-army officer, someone who has worked in a nuclear reactor and someone who has launched a start-up! Our educational backgrounds are just as colourful: a neuroscience PhD, a masters in English Literature, an MBA and an IT apprenticeship. Pre Founders4Schools, our team members have worked in Russia, Australia, the USA, the UAE, Morocco, Denmark and Kenya.

These varied paths add to our strength as a team and we are proud that we can act as proof that there is #NoWrongPath! Wherever you look you will find surprises, and the unconventional routes that people have taken to achieve success are something to be celebrated. Vera Wang was a figure skater and journalist before entering the world of fashion at the age of 40.  Before launching Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post, Jonah Peretti was a computer science teacher. Famously, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a world champion bodybuilder in his 20s, an award-winning actor in his 30s, then became the Governor of California in 2003 at 56. You certainly never know where you might end up.

Occasionally, we all need to be reminded that there is #NoWrongPath to reach our goals and that we may just take an alternative route to get there! So we say thank you to DYW Glasgow for emphasising this positive message and sharing it with all the young people who should be celebrating today, whatever their results may be.

Thanks to our extended network that joined in to support this wonderful campaign: