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Students from Wide Bay to Central Queensland will be given the tools to seek careers in the state’s resources sector when the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) caravan rolls into town today for three days (Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th).

Students from Theodore, Wandoan, Taroom, Moura and Biloela will take part in hands-on workshops to give them a taste of trade careers in the sector.

It will be the first time the event has been held in Theodore.

“It’s really important that students experience first-hand what’s involved in these careers to be able to select appropriate subjects for senior high school,” said Glencore Wandoan Coal’s Rick Matthews.

Evolution Mining’s Cracow General Manager, Jason Floyd agreed.

“Enabling students to speak directly to trades people already working in the industry is invaluable to the students,” he said.

General Manager of Anglo American’s Dawson Mine, Clarence Robertson, emphasised the importance of local skills development.

“It’s important students understand the wide range of careers available to them in our sector, to help foster the development of skills across our region,” Mr Robertson said.

The events will be held at schools in Theodore, Moura and Wandoan.

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