9 September 2020

 Local students are today taking part in the world premier of a new workshop that will also give them a head start toward resources sector careers. 

 The Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy’s (QMEA) new Energy Challenge (Engineering and Design) workshop is supported by Anglo American and is being hosted at Moura State High School. 

 “We’re very proud to be supporting this new workshop, which will give students an insight into how their classroom lessons translate to the world of work, and the great STEM-related careers available to them locally in our sector,” said General Manager of Anglo American’s Dawson Mine, Clarence Robertson. 

 “Our team has been looking forward to helping the students learn about chemical processing and engineering and design, which are all very important the mining process,” he said. 

 “It will be exciting to see what they come up with as they design and build an energy production unit and maximise its wattage generation.” 

 And, if that’s not enough for one day, they will also learn about  robotics and programming. 

 The workshop will be overseen by award winning Moura State High School teacher Norah Parsons who last year was named one of Queensland’s top teachers by her peers when she won the Outstanding Contribution to Teaching category in the Queensland College of Teachers’ TEACHX awards. 

 Norah also won the 2016 Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Choose Maths Award. 

 The QMEA is a partnership between the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and the Queensland Government under its Gateway to Industry Schools program. It has 75 schools throughout Queensland. 

 QRC is the peak representative body for Queensland ‘s resource sector. The Queensland resources sector provides one in every five dollars in the Queensland economy, sustains one in seven Queensland jobs, and supports more than 14,400 businesses and community organisations across the state, all from 0.1 percent of Queensland’s land mass. 

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