USQ Career Development Manager Tessa McCredie, Mitchell State High School’s Corey Schafer, USQ Student Ambassador Racheal Chesters and Clifton State High School Year 10 student Miranda Barrett at last year’s Beyond Year 10 Camp at USQ Toowoomba.
Starting tomorrow (July 18), more than 50 students will find out about post-school options at USQ, TAFE, Queensland Rural Medical Education and Toowoomba Regional Council, as well as visit Toowoomba industry leaders such as Wellcamp Airport, Russell Mineral Engineering, Vanderfield, Grand Central and others.
The high school students will travel to USQ from Wallumbilla, Quilpie, Mitchell, Charleville, Cunnamulla, Roma, Tara and Goondiwindi for the three-day camp.
USQ Beyond Year 10 Camp Coordinator Mary McGovern said it was a chance for students from rural and remote areas to explore career and study options available to them after school.
“This three-day camp is about supporting young people to recognise the diversity of opportunities available, and the study necessary to access those opportunities,” she said.
“The camp provides students with an insight into a range of career paths, academic study areas, career development, social events, and demonstrating what it could be like living at the residential college.”
The regional visitors will also attend the USQ Year 9-10 Careers Day at USQ Toowoomba on Thursday (July 20).
Beyond Year 10 Camp is funded through the Commonwealth Government's Higher Education Participation Program (HEPP) to improve the access, participation and success of students from communities under-represented in higher education.
What: Beyond Year 10 Camp
When: Tuesday July 18 to Thursday July 20
Where: USQ Toowoomba plus industry visits (program attached)
Media opp: Thursday (July 20) USQ Year 9-10 Career Day from 9am-2pm at USQ
Beyond Year 10 Graduation Ceremony from 2.45pm at Concannon Dining Hall, Baker Street.