Future careers
  • Last updated:
  • 28 Apr 2022

Council’s Regional Economic Development Strategy identifies seven high value industries that offer the greatest potential to succeed as the region’s economy grows through to 2033.

Our Future Careers program highlights the impact that technology and innovation will have on these seven high value industries and jobs of the future. High school students from across the region engage with hands-on interactive displays at events and activities such as:

For more details about these activities and programs, please download the Innovation and entrepreneurship programs for young people flyer. [1065KB]

The Mayor's Telstra Innovation Awards


Connecting young people to opportunities 

Council has partnered with the My Weekly Preview magazine as part of the Future Careers program which highlights the wealth of information and opportunities available to help connect and support young people and their parents. This proactive approach ensures students are prepared to meet the future needs of our growing economy. Read the special My Weekly Preview Future Careers Feature.[3281KB]

Career pathways

The Education and Research High Value Industry Taskforce has created a series of brochures and events which identify career opportunities in the year 2025, aligned to global trends and the Sunshine Coast growth projects.

These future career opportunities[1187KB] are all underpinned by ICT and digital themes, a prediction shared by leading commentators world-wide.

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 [4683KB]

Education and Research [675KB]

Food and Agribusiness[489KB]

Health Heroes[519KB]

Knowledge Industries and Professional Services[515KB]

Tourism, Sport and Leisure [595KB]

Where to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation

TAFE Queensland East Coast

Certificate III Information and Digital Media Technology - Entrepreneurship and innovation

University of the Sunshine Coast

Innovation and Management Decision Making

Entrepreneurship and Venture Planning

Leveraging Innovation, Design and Creativity

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Cultivating our future

Our region has a unique entrepreneurial ecosystem with a network of education programs, co-working spaces, advocacy, events and meet ups. For more details please visit our skills and capacity building page.