The Sunshine Coast is creating brighter futures for local students, with more than 5000 apprentices and trainees and 13,000 vocational graduates across more than 100 registered training organisations and almost 2500 University students graduating every year.
These glowing educational outcomes are highlighted in a new publication and showcase video - Creating Brighter Futures.
This joint initiative between Education Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council shines a light on our region as not only a spectacular place to live, work and play, but also a vibrant and engaging place to learn.
Creating Brighter Futures highlights the region’s education offerings from primary, secondary, vocational and tertiary and tells the story of outstanding student experiences and achievement in areas such as robotics, coding, 3D printing and design, the arts, sport, science, urban planning, business, education and health.
Education Sunshine Coast President Professor Joanne Scott said the Sunshine Coast offers outstanding lifelong education opportunities.
“Our region’s educational offerings prepare students to contribute locally, nationally and globally in the 21st century,” Prof Scott said.
“Our schools have a record of performance of academic excellence, with many among the top performing schools in Queensland, achieved through outstanding staff and world class curriculum within contemporary and natural learning environments.
“We have two universities that prepare world-ready graduates through career-focused leaning. Together USC and CQUniversity offer more than 400 courses ranging from short courses through to undergraduate, post graduate and research degrees with a mix of on-campus and online learning.”
Sunshine Coast Economic Development portfolio Councillor Terry Landsberg said Creating Bright Futures aims to acknowledge the importance of education and training, especially during challenging times, such as the impacts of COVID-19.
“Creating Brighter Futures is a tribute to the effort and dedication of our region’s teachers, academics and professional staff, many of whom continue to face uncertainty as the education sector continues to adapt to the changes brought on by COVID-19,” Cr Landsberg said.
“Education is a human endeavour and the transition to a new Sunshine Coast economy in a post COVID-19 world requires the skills and talent of the community to be retained, re-trained and developed to ensure the region has an agile workforce that is fit for the future.
“This publication especially helps our young community members and their parents to understand the educational opportunities that exist here on the Sunshine Coast, both now and into the future.”
Read and share Creating Brighter Futures at www.educationsunshinecoast.com/publications/
For more information about Student Attraction and Student Employability resources, visit Study Sunshine Coast www.studysunshinecoast.com.au