Generation Z: Harnessing the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Who is Gen Z?

Millennials, or Generation Y, born from 1982 through 1993 have been rumored to be the most entrepreneurial generation. Yet, Generation Z or the ‘Next Gen,’ who were born between years 1994 and 2010 are positioned to become the most entrepreneurial generation ever seen. Gen Z is the “Internet Generation,” they are tech savvy, self-educated, connected. A recent study of Gen Z’ers concluded that 72% of them wanted to start their own company, utilizing entrepreneurship to have control over their lives, become debt-free, and to choose a purposeful life.

Entrepreneurs can create their own schedules, creating the work-life balance many seek. Many studies have concluded that people who leave little time for themselves after working long hours have a 33% higher risk of stroke and a 13% higher risk of heart disease. Work-life balance is more than enjoying vacations and having free time, it is a health risk. Gen Z’ers may be the generation to break free of restrictive 9-5 schedules to prioritize their health and family, and entrepreneurship is the key.

Why are Gen Zers turning towards entrepreneurship?

Generation Z is the most optimistic and purpose driven generation. Two-thirds of Gen Z’ers say they are optimistic about the future, while 55% say they believe they place emphasis on whether their work has a purpose. The upcoming generation wants there to be an end goal, an objective for the reason they are working, wanting to improve the world through the work they do. Generation Z wants work to be more than profit, and there is no better brand for them than High Touch High Tech. For the optimistic Gen Z’er, High Touch High Tech is improving the world through STEM education, leaving a lasting impression on the 16 million students we reach each year. Our franchisees have the satisfaction in knowing their work has meaning and benefits our world.

Generation Z can take their work life into their own hands through entrepreneurship. By becoming your own boss, your earnings are a direct reflection of your hard work; you can choose when you work, and what you are doing. For the novice entrepreneur, franchising is an excellent way to branch into business ownership. Franchising allows someone with no entrepreneurship experience to launch a business with a proven successful concept, offering support to guide your business in the right direction. High Touch High Tech is a purpose driven franchise, leaving a lasting impression on the students, teachers, and parents we serve. If you are ready to take your life by the reins, inquire about a High Touch High Tech franchise today!  

Students are using STEM education to shape new careers in the future:

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Avery County High School seniors in the Science Technology Engineering and Math Academy presented their final capstone projects on May 20, 2016.

Senior Brett Haas presented on how GPS can be used to navigate when hiking. Haas said he has used the technology to extensively explore the Linville Gorge wilderness and locate new formations. Haas said the project helped him decide on a future career outdoors.

This year’s goal is “to understand how we can sustain and enhance our communities” and “to inform the community about our purpose and activities and to collaborate with our local community partners,” according to the Avery County Schools website, averyschools.net.

Avery students who complete the program will graduate with a STEM designation on their diploma, which makes them more attractive to prospective colleges, universities and employers.

Source: http://www.averyjournal.com/news/avery-seniors-present-final-stem-projects/article_fc672390-c194-5f1d-b135-b93820de61d5.html

Kids are Big Business

 

Kids are big business, thanks to parents who are willing to invest in them. From companies that offer preschoolers a head start to tutoring services that help high-schoolers boost SAT scores, or calculus grades, franchises are earning high marks by supplementing the traditional education system. High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun has emerged as a leader in providing hands-on science experiences for kids.

The hottest topic in education right now is STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Students in the USA are falling behind (ranking 25th in math and 17th in science among industrialized nations, according to the Department of Education), and many parents want to reverse that trend.

According to SciencePioneers.org, “Because STEM is so important for our children, our region and our country, we need to encourage the students currently in our educational systems, as well as future generations of students, to understand and embrace the technology that affects them every day of their lives. Students should be advised on the merits of taking as many math and science courses in middle and high school as possible. And these courses need to be taught by engaged and enthusiastic teachers using hands-on and minds-on activities. Making science and math courses fun and interesting will not only help students to learn, but might also plant the “seed of interest” that could grow into an exciting and rewarding STEM career.”

High Touch High Tech with locations across the USA, is busy providing hands-on science in school “field trips” to meet the needs of teachers. Our field trips are a resource to teachers, and valued by parents and school administrators alike.

This demand for more STEM programming is not limited to the USA. High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun has experienced a surge internationally. Currently HTHT has franchise locations in 8 countries. In 2016 High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun will open locations in China, Dubai, Thailand, Sweden, India, and Vietnam. This trend is likely to continue throughout the year. Parents everywhere are seeking to enhance their children’s lives through educational opportunities. High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun is there for parents everywhere.

Why is High Touch High Tech Science Made Fun getting so popular? One of the key differentiators between HTHT and its competitors is curiosity. Our programs are designed to stimulate the imagination and curiosity of children.

Resources:

https://www.sciencepioneers.org/parents/why-stem-is-important-to-everyone