Non-traditional educational platforms like Samsung’s ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ offer young people new ways to harness their creativity
LONDON, UK – 17e June 2021 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today revealed the impact the past 18 months have had on the more than five million GCSE and A-Level students scheduled to write their exams this year. With physical exams canceled for the second summer in a row, and grades awarded largely by teachers based on work throughout the year, a number of practical and emotional pressure points arose.
Due to the pandemic and the impact it has had on education, 40% of students have rethought their future education with only 54% now considering attending university to earn a degree. The study found that almost half of those surveyed (47%) were not convinced that they would succeed in future assessments, leading to uncertainty about their future.
Although 73% of those polled have already planned their future careers, more than three-quarters now fear that these projects have been compromised by their education in the past 18 months. Despite this, 77% still believe that their career aspirations will make them more successful financially than their parents.
These results were released in line with the announcement of Samsung’s ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ program, a series of unorthodox learning experiences to give young people the opportunity to explore how technology can help solve some of the most difficult issues. major problems of society.
Designed to empower the next generation of innovators to drive positive change, Samsung’s ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ program includes a variety of learning programs ranging from live broadcast events and e-learning to an opportunity to make your idea a reality with the Solve for Tomorrow competition opened this fall. Organized by industry experts on key topics such as: education, diversity and inclusion, sustainability and social isolation, the program aims to give young people the opportunity to explore how technology can help resolve societal issues after the uncertainty of the past 18 months.
With a third (34%) of young people now seeking an apprenticeship so that they can learn on the job while receiving a salary, there is a clear demand for apprenticeship to be part of a way of life alongside learning. formal education. One-sixth of school leavers feel that they have struggled to obtain sufficient support with regard to their personal learning needs and plans for the future.
Additionally, 54% said the economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic raised concerns about whether their families could afford to support them if they went to college, and more than two-thirds ( 68%) of respondents stated that they would have to work at the same time as their studies if they continued their studies.
Jessie Soohyun Park, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Samsung UK, said: “We know that millions of students will feel anxious this year with lingering uncertainties with the pandemic. We would love to offer young people other ways to continue learning and find exciting new career paths that they may not have previously considered. We hope ‘Solve for Tomorrow’ can provide them with a range of learning experiences that will help them unleash their creativity, develop new skills, and explore the role of technology in solving some of the world’s most pressing social problems. urgent needs today.. “
This year’s program will kick off with the first “Solve for Tomorrow: Future Talk” on the future of education broadcast live from Samsung KX on June 21. Hear Steven Bartlett, Ebinehita Iyere, André Anderson and Jesse Hirsh explain how technology has a role to play in “Designing a Future Where Learning is a Way of Life”.
Learn more here: https://www.samsung.com/uk/explore/kings-cross/whats-on/event/?id=DQ80ACB7W6K
 Samsung research on 1,000 young British people aged 16 to 18 who are not yet in higher education
 via OnePoll