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On the back of recent news of a resurgent resources sector, local students will gain some hands-on experience of careers in the sector today.

About 30 Millmerran high school students will take part in events run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) to encourage them to consider science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) related or trade pathways.

The year 10 students will try their hands at these careers in the Toolkit for Schoolkids and STEM for Schoolkids workshops at Millmerran State High School.

“These workshops are a valuable tool in helping students decide on their subject selection for their senior high school years and possible career pathways after school or university,” said Katrina-Lee Jones, Director Skills Education and Diversity, Queensland Resources Council (QRC).

“We know that a higher proportion of QMEA students end up in STEM and trade careers, which makes these programs extremely valuable and one of the reasons why Millmerran Power supports these activities,” she said.

During the event, students will experience firsthand activities in the school’s science labs and trade centre relating to STEM and trade.

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