Changes to work patterns in the 21st Century
This project aims to explore who we are, where we’ve come from and where we’re going – as individuals and as communities. It is a “big picture,” multigenerational education initiative that provides avenues for lifelong learning for all ages. It aims to promote greater communication not just between the generations but also between the established community and new immigrants to this part of the country.
Specifically this project will explore how work patterns have changed from the 20th to the 21st century. We will use the Poole/Parkstone area as a launching pad to investigate people’s memories of leaving school and entering the workforce between 1945 and 1950. We will then compare this to the present day by interviewing people about their situation now.
Using Poole museum local history centre we will investigate archive photos of the Poole/Parkstone area. Project participants will reflect on the changes they can see and remember what has happened in their lifetime. Using these as a springboard we will enquire of people if they can remember the type of jobs they did on leaving school and compare this with the range of options on offer today. We will seek answers to questions like;
- What qualifications do people need nowadays;
- What jobs could they do now with the skills/qualifications they left school with then;
- How does the pay scale compare to when they left school.
Heritage Lottery Fund
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) sustains and transforms a wide range of heritage for present and future generations to take part in, learn from and enjoy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported more than 26,000 projects, allocating over £4 billion across the UK. This includes over £411 million to more than 2,600 projects across the South West.