Cr Rogerson life education
  • Monday 15 October 2018

As Confucious said, “choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” This was my advice to the Year 10 students at Burnside High School when I attended their recent ‘Speed Careers Day’.

It was a terrific event for these students as they prepare to enter their final two years of school before venturing out into the world! It certainly made me reflect on my previous careers as a cadet surveyor, motor mechanic, a TAFE teacher and now a local politician!  

While career options are so exciting and so vast for young people nowadays, the one thing that’ll never change is the need to be passionate about whatever it is that you do!

Sure, education is important but it’s not much good if you aren’t passionate about what you’re studying to become. The world is full of incredibly successful people who weren’t the best and brightest in the classroom but they succeeded on the back of personality traits like passion, ability to communicate and their insatiable appetite to learn more about what it is they’re passionate about.

Have you heard of Solutions 4 Learning ? It’s an outstanding not-for-profit organisation and Recognised Training Organisation (RTO) which has served the Sunshine Coast community for 20 years, helping adults over 15 years of age achieve their career goals. I was honoured to attend their recent open day which showcased some of the great courses Solutions 4 Learning runs, including Horticulture, Landscape Construction, Business, Foundational Skills and Tutor Training.

Congratulations to Solutions 4 Learning Manager Glenyss Gardener for putting on a terrific event and an outstanding service which makes a real difference in our community.

Jobs well done!

BBQs have copped a bad rap of late when it comes to team building (hello Brisbane Broncos!) The ‘spring into spring’ BBQ events put on by council in recent weeks have kicked plenty of positive goals and made me once again appreciate the worth and commitment put in by the majority of Council’s staff. A lot of the time, the general Community, (including yours truly) takes for granted the many varied tasks and jobs performed by Council’s ‘out in the field’ work base. Its been great to get around and chat to some of our hard working staff who do these jobs. If you see them out and about, let them know they’re appreciated!

Rounding off for now, Rogo.