2017 Careers Expo showcases job opportunities
Held since 2009, the Gympie Regional Careers Expo returns for another year to showcase education, training and employment opportunities in the Wide Bay Region.
The free event will be held on 25 May from 10am-2pm at The Pavilion and will feature over 50 displays representing education, trade, government and the private sector.
The Gympie Regional Council’s Mayor Mick Curran said “this expo has been the leading platform for organisations to present career pathways and further education opportunities not only to school students and their parents, but also to members of the community who wish to increase their skills or employment prospects.”
“We are delighted to host this event and it demonstrates Council’s commitment to nurturing a region of opportunity and growth for current and future generations,” he said.
With continued support from local business, industry, university, TAFE, training and employment service providers, the Gympie Regional Careers Expo 2017 promises to be the best one yet.
To register as a sponsor, exhibitor or school, or if you would like to know more, visit
www.gympie.qld.gov.au/careers-expo or contact Council’s Community Development Team directly on 1300 307 800.
20 April 2017
Last week I attended the Regional Organisation of Councils (ROC) Assembly in Brisbane, hosted by Lord Mayor Graham QUIRK. The ROC assembly brings together the chairpersons of each Council group right across Queensland to collaborate on the big picture issues affecting local government and our residents, whilst ensuring long term planning across regional Queensland.
This group advocates as a collective voice, to both the state and federal tiers of government on behalf of our regions.
The three major issues raised included water security for agriculture and urban growth, telecommunications and adequate transport infrastructure.
When we consider water security for the Wide Bay Burnett area, like most of Queensland, we experience both flood and drought. Whilst councils are in no way advocating for the 'political' solution such as the Traveston Dam, as a collective group we believe both state and federal governments should be looking at methods of providing sound water security strategies and responsible infrastructure to ensure adequate water allocations can be guaranteed well into the future.
Telecommunications, as we all know, is vital. Queensland is a large state with a diverse population base and we believe more could be done to ensure regional businesses have the same opportunities as those in the cities.
I was also proud to attend the Gympie Regional Council Cyber Bullying forum last week. Community members who had the opportunity to attend were briefed on strategies to protect their children from cyber bullying and internet safety from two excellent presenters in Michelle Murray from Bully Zero Australia, and Ali Halkic, who tragically lost his son due to online bullying. I hope that those in attendance gained some valuable information and those who were unable to attend can view the presentation on Gympie Regional Council's website.