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Students from Bundaberg State High School and Gin Gin State High School had the chance to hone their science, engineering and maths skills last week with a visit from the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).

In what was a first for both schools, the students took part in the ‘STEM for Schoolkids’ program which aims to engage year 10 students with STEM and highlight the potential career pathways that exist within the resources sector.

The event was supported by Evolution Mining who sent three representatives from their Mt. Rawdon site to talk to the students about their roles and give them an insight in to the various pathways that are available to them.

“Evolution is proud that Bundaberg SHS and Gin Gin SHS are able to take part in this program through Evolution’s sponsorship of QMEA,” said the company’s Penny Johnson.

“Young people are going to need STEM skills for the careers of the future, particularly in the resources sector where technology and innovation are the keys to our continuing success,” she said.

The school’s Jo McGrath says she’s delighted that the school has joined the 59 others across Queensland.

“We recognise the advantages to our students of being made aware of the importance of STEM and the exciting careers it can lead to in the resources and other sectors,” she said.

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