Local students have a better understanding of their career preferences after taking part in hands-on activities based on trades and science technology engineering and maths (STEM) careers in Millmerran yesterday.

Mentored by trades people and professionals from Millmerran Power, the students started the day in the workshop before trying their hand in the science lab in the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) event.

“It’s often a daunting task for students to choose their subjects for senior school but having a clearer idea helps with this process,” said Millmerran SS Principal Jenny Kent.

“It’s really valuable for students to see what’s involved in the different careers first hand, and to talk to industry people about their jobs,” she said.

Millmerran Power’s Plant Manager Chris Seydel said some students had a limited view of the variety of roles available in the resources sector.

“Our staff really enjoy talking to the students and helping them to imagine their futures,” he said.

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