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Learn about emerging careers at parent info event


Published on 9 July 2015

Lecturer in Serious Games Development Ben Rolfe might not have a jobs market crystal ball, but the high-tech computer and visualisation equipment he uses has given him great insight into some emerging new careers.

Mr Rolfe will be one of three presenters at the University of the Sunshine Coast’s annual Parent Information Evening, from 5.45-7.30pm on Tuesday 21 July, which is open to parents of high school students as well as the students themselves.

Mr Rolfe will discuss how new technologies are changing the way society does business and moulding the jobs of the future in his talk, ‘Game changing technology: Preparing your kids for jobs that don’t exist yet’.

He will refer to the impact of gaming technology on industries like education, health care, defence, engineering and marketing and share his experiences and insights to help prepare your kids for what their future job market will look like.

USC Professor of Education Shelley Dole will discuss how maths fits into the equation of schooling, careers and everyday life in her presentation, ‘Essential mathematics for the 21st Century’.

Professor Dole, who has taught in primary, secondary and tertiary environments, will demonstrate the significance of maths and outline the important role that parents play in the mathematics education of their children.

And Sunshine Coast parent Denise French will outline USC’s processes and options while discussing her experiences as the mother of three USC students who are now graduates.

Event organiser Bronwen Loden encouraged parents and their teenagers to attend the information evening that will begin with a light supper from 5.45-6.15pm.

"Choosing a career and studying at university is a big decision for students and their parents," she said. "This event will provide information and tips on how parents can support teenagers on their journey towards university and in making decisions about their future,"

Bookings for the information evening are essential. Call 5456 5000 for more information.

— Terry Walsh

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