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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


Mayor's Column - Tuesday 24 May Mayor's Column - Tuesday 24 May

There has been a flurry of activity across the Gympie region, with more events and activities for residents and visitors than we have ever seen. I recently attended the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship at Miva. This event provides a great national profile for our region and I was impressed by the fast paced enthusiasm of both the participants and spectators. 

Many of my Councillor colleagues have also been out and about at various activities and events such as the 2nd Annual Rosella Festival, the opening of Hibiscus Aged Care facility, the Kilkivan campdraft and the Well Persons Health Check Day. And of course we can't forget the Gympie Show. Congratulations to the Show Committee and everyone who worked on this fantastic event. We were proud to once again sponsor this event for our community. It was a great opportunity to showcase our finest produce and activity. It was also wonderful to see the Mary Valley Rattler team had a stand at the show and were overwhelmed by the positive feedback and excitement from the community about the Rattler being back on track this December. 

Council was also pleased to bring Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise to the region over the weekend. The program helped us to highlight many of our region's produce and tourism activities. Already the feedback regarding Sunrise has been overwhelming. We want to thank James Tobin and the whole Sunrise team for helping us to promote our great region. 

Cr. Mick Curran, Mayor