Discover Youth and Careers Symposium

The 2018 Discover Youth and Careers Symposium aims to inspire young people to achieve their educational and employment aspirations.

This year's event will include a day session for school students and a community event for parents, caregivers and the general public. 

Community event 

  • 9 August 2018 | 5pm to 7pm
  • Gympie Civic Centre | FREE

Key note address and panel discussion on:

  • Careers of the future
  • Being an entrepreneur and harnessing creativity
  • Equipping young people with life skills for a changing workplace


  • Steve Baxter - Queensland Chief Entrepreneur and 'shark' from TV series Shark Tank
  • Katie Toney - Channel 7 presenter
  • Professor Tim Wess - Deputy Vic Chancellor (Academic) USC
  • Mayor Mick Curran - Gympie Regional Council 
  • Andrea Matthews - Community Action Inc

Who should attend:

  • Parents/carers
  • Employers and entrepreneurs
  • Youth sector workers 
  • General public  

Bookings: To book your place, click here to register. 

'Achieve amazing things here and anywhere.'

The Youth and Careers Symposium has been partially funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training through the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP). This event has been developed in partnership between USC (University of the Sunshine Coast) and Gympie Regional Council.