Sunshine Coast high school seniors look towards their future

Sunshine Coast year 11 and 12 high school students are invited to consider their post graduation employment options at the North Coast Careers Forum on Wednesday, 8 May.

Organised by Queensland Youth Industry Links (QYIL) in partnership with Coolum State High, Noosa District State High, Sunshine Beach State High, St Teresa’s Catholic College and the Sunshine Coast Council, the North Coast Careers Forum will be held at Coolum State High School from 9am to 11am.

QYIL Partnership Broker, Lee Shea said the forum would provide students with a great opportunity to engage with local employers and understand the different career options available in the local area.

“The forum will include group workshops hosted by industry professionals who will assist in teaching the students work readiness tools such as how to interview and contact employers,” Mr Shea said.

“It also aims to help the students determine their area of interest and highlight the importance of volunteering as a means to gain experience, whilst contributing to the community,” Mr Shea said.

Mr Shea said it was wonderful to have the support from local employers, providing such a valuable learning opportunity for students to explore their options and career paths.

Coolum State High School Deputy Principal Dr Robyn Burton-Ree said the school was extremely pleased to host the Careers forum at Coolum High School.

“We welcome schools and industry participants to this valuable event which provides an excellent opportunity for students to obtain information that will assist them in making informed decisions about possible pathways post year 12,” she said.

QYIL is the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay region provider of the Partnership Brokers Program, funded by the Australian Government, to build partnerships with schools, businesses and community groups and develop partnerships at a strategic level which influence the region’s response to Youth Attainment and Transition. The National Program consists of more than 1,450 active and self-sustaining partnerships involving more than 4,700 partner organisations. New Partnerships continue to form every week across Australia.

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