Our future careers program highlights the impact that technology and innovation will have on these 7 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 (PDF, 1065KB).
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 (PDF, 3281KB).
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 (PDF, 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 (PDF, 1837KB)
- clean technologies (PDF, 4683KB)
- education and research (PDF, 675KB)
- food and agribusiness (PDF, 489KB)
- health heroes (PDF, 519KB)
- knowledge industries and professional services (PDF, 515KB)
- tourism, sport and leisure (PDF, 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.
Advancing the regions digital and innovation skills is a focus shared across council, local education institutions and various government agencies.