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Local students and teachers will be full bottle on the resources sector following events run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) this week.

Students from Wandoan, Taroom and Theodore state schools learnt about exploration drilling, analysed core samples, studied land rehabilitation methods, and participated in a processing engineering challenge.

Meanwhile, teachers from Chinchilla and Theodore state high schools used Lego EV3 robots to learn practical and fun ways to bring the teaching of digital technologies to life in their classrooms.

“These QMEA events really make a difference to local students in understanding the opportunities available to them locally in the resources sector,” said Glencore Wandoan’s Rick Matthews.

“The workshop demonstrates the connection between these technologies and the career paths they open for students,” said Leisa Elder, Arrow Energy’s Vice President of External Relations and Tenure Management.

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