Future Careers
  • Last updated:
  • 15 May 2017

Council is embarking on a strong and prosperous future which includes a progressive approach to sustainable economic growth and opportunities that are unrivaled anywhere in Australia. Council’s Regional Economic Development Strategy is a blueprint for sustainable economic growth until 2033 and has identified seven high value industries that offer the greatest potential to succeed as the regional economy grows.

The Future Careers +2025 Expo, combined with the Health Heroes event, will take place on Tuesday 23 May from 9.00am - 3.30pm and is an opportunity to highlight the impact that technology and innovation will have on the Sunshine Coast’s seven high-value industries and the jobs of the future.  More than 1500 high school students from across the region engage with hands-on interactive displays from some 70 exhibitors. These exhibitions showcase advances like how 3D printing is changing the world of prosthetics and gourmet food, holo-lenses are impacting education and training, virtual reality is redesigning the tourism experience, and how ordinary household downpipes will soon be powering a house. 

Council is proactive in ensuring students are prepared to meet the future needs of our growing economy.

For more information about the career pathways projected for the seven high-value industries, please download the industry brochures below:

Aviation and Aerospace[1837KB]

Clean Technologies[4684KB]

Education and Research[675KB]

Food and Agribusiness[490KB]

Health Heroes[520KB]

Knowledge Industries and Professional Services[516KB]

Tourism, Sport and Leisure[595KB]

Please find the list of Future Careers +2025 Exhibitors[558KB]

Read the special My Weekly Preview Future Careers Feature[7453KB]

Cultivating our future  

Our region has a unique entrepreneurial ecosystem network of education programs, co-working spaces, advocacy, events and meetups, which has developed organically across the community.  This provides young people with a wealth of opportunities that can help connect and support them on their journey. 

For school children, this free coding club is held on Saturdays during the school term. For more information visit Coder Dojo

This collaborative project is hosted by Regional Development Australia Sunshine Coast in partnership with council and a large network of organisations and individuals, whose aim is to connect people on the topic of digital innovation. For more information visit Digital Sunshine Coast

This annual challenge is for 15-25 year olds wanting to start their own business (April – June). For more information visit Generation Innovation

This annual event explores the opportunities for new products and services based on open data sets (July). For more information visit GovHack Sunshine Coast

This annual program is for youth in grades 10-12 to showcase innovative ideas, learn new skills and win prizes (January – May). For more information visit Mayor's Telstra Tech Awards

Provides professional development opportunities for teachers and advanced coding for students from across the Sunshine Coast. For more information visit Mountain Creek State High School Coding and Innovation Hub

This annual weekend event helps school children to progress their ideas into business opportunities (August). For more information visit Startup Weekend Youth Sunshine Coast

An initiative of council, the regional Education and Research Industry Taskforce and Education Sunshine Coast, the Study Sunshine Coast portal is all about promoting the education, lifestyle and career opportunities that are available in the region to international and domestic students.  For more information visit Study Sunshine Coast 

Hackfest is an annual event promoting the creative use of open data. For more information visit Sunshine Coast Council HackFest

The Creative Alliance provides advocacy, networking and professional development, as well as showcases the region’s creative and knowledge industries. For more information visit Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance