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Cloncurry students have spent the day on the tools with industry professionals. 

The 20 students from Cloncurry P -12 State School and St Joseph’s Catholic School P-9 were mentored by trades people from South32 as they worked through some hands-on activities and heard about their lives and careers.

It’s one of several Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) events held at the QMEA schools over the year supported by South32.

“These activities give students an insight into the working life of a tradesperson, and what they need to study to step onto a trade career pathway,” said South32’s Vice President of Operations at Cannington, Rob Jackson.

“There will always be high demand for trades people in the resources sector and trades offer a pathway to interesting and technologically advanced jobs with global opportunities.

“These events provide a wonderful opportunity for students to investigate career options and ask questions of people involved in these occupations,” said St Joseph’s Principal Judy Bell.

“It will no doubt increase students’ confidence in the selection of their subjects for senior school,” she said.

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