University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is currently hosting its Beyond Year 10 Camp until Thursday, 20 July.

Attending students from regional and country Queensland will learn about career opportunities and options for their future .

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 many more.

USQ’s Beyond Year 10 Camp Coordinator Mary McGovern said the three days are a huge opportunity for students from remote and country areas to come and explore the career and study options available to them once they finish school.

“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,” she said.

“This three-day camp is about supporting young people to recognise the diversity of opportunities available, and the study necessary to access those opportunities.”

The high school students will travel from all around Queensland for the three-day camp, including from rural towns like Wallumbilla, Quilpie, Charleville, Roma and Goondiwindi.

USQ is also hosting the Year 9-10 Careers Day at the Toowoomba campus on Thursday, 20 July, which all regional Beyond Year 10 visitors will be able to attend.

The USQ 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 that are under-represented in higher education.