Branch out with new careers

Sunshine Coast high school students can take advantage of a unique work experience program and get a taste of what their future may look like with a career at Sunshine Coast Council’s Parks and Gardens Branch.

A five-day work experience program is open to students in Years 10, 11 and 12 looking to obtain on the job skills and experience in a Parks and Gardens operational environment across six fields.  Sunshine Coast Council Environment and Liveability Portfolio Councillor Maria Suarez said students would gain insight into the various parks and gardens-related professions while being provided with opportunities to experience first-hand basic technical skills within their chosen field.

Arboreal services tree maintenance technician Dave Greenwood said he was proud to be part of a team that planted more than 2,500 street trees last year.

“Street trees are an important part of our lifestyle here on the Sunshine Coast,” Mr Greenwood said.