Skills and Capacity Building
  • Last updated:
  • 13 Dec 2017

Advancing the region’s digital and innovation skills is a focus shared across Council, local education institutions and various government agencies.

The Education and Research High Value Industry Taskforce has created a series of brochures and events which identify career opportunities in the year 2025, aligned to global trends and the Sunshine Coast growth projects.

These future career opportunities[1187KB] are all underpinned by ICT and digital themes, a prediction shared by leading commentators world-wide.

Other education and skill development programs focusing on innovation, ICT and digital adoption include:

Events and programs

Council actively supports and/or sponsors a range of activities and innovative programs:


Many of the following groups have pages on or A quick search on either platform will uncover a wide variety of opportunities to meet with like-minded entrepreneurs, creative and digital experts from across the region.

  • Silicon Coast

  • Coding from the Beach

  • Sunshine Coast Agile Meetup

  • Lab of Awesome

  • GameDevs of the Sunshine Coast

  • Lighthouse Exchange

  • Dot Maleny

  • Sunshine Coast .net User Group

If you know of additional programs or meetup groups which foster innovation and entrepreneurship please contact