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31 May 2022

USC Gympie will hold a series of events in June to inspire and inform those looking for rewarding career options in health, ageing and community care.
 
A free career information evening at USC’s Gympie campus on 14 June from 5.30-6.30pm will shine a light on employment opportunities linked to caring for and supporting older residents to live well.
 
Guest speakers include nurses, paramedics and social workers from the Gympie region who will share their experiences in a panel session titled ‘Ordinary People Doing Amazing Things’.
 
Two informal, free ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions at USC’s Gympie campus will also provide the chance to meet and hear from industry experts and local employers in health, ageing and community care.

On Monday 20 June from 1-2:30pm, the first ‘Lunch and Learn’ session will focus on careers and pathways, with USC experts discussing high-growth areas, workforce demand and vocational and higher education pathways in the health care sector.

The second lunch on Tuesday 21 June will involve a panel discussion on industry expectations, how to land a job in the sector and opportunities for career success.

People can expand their options further with a two-day free short course, called University Skills for You, coinciding with the ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions at USC Gympie on 20 and 21 June.

Uni Skills for You is designed specifically to build confidence and skills and help adults of all ages and educational levels take the first steps to study at university or TAFE.

The workshops will introduce participants to some of the essential tools needed to tackle tertiary-level study, including researching and academic writing.

A dedicated First Nations peoples University Skills for You short course will be held on 22 and 23 June. Free ‘Lunch and Learn’ sessions will also be held on these days from 1-2:30pm.

USC Senior Lecturer in Nursing Dr John Rosenberg said the events were designed to increase awareness and raise aspirations of people interested in rewarding careers in health, ageing and community care.

“Many local carers and volunteers may be unaware of the many career opportunities and the educational pathways available locally to help them to gain the required qualifications,” Dr Rosenberg said.

USC Gympie Campus Manager Angeline Medland said businesses that provided services and support for older residents were often seeking qualified staff to meet their workforce demand.

“This is a great opportunity to find out more about job options in the region and to meet with potential employers,” she said.

Details and registration: Careers Information ShowcaseLunch and Learn sessions ; University Skills for You; First Nations Uni Skills.

For more information contact the USC Gympie campus on 07 5456 5800 or gympie@usc.edu.au

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