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1-3 October

Central Queensland students had a head start into trade careers after attending an Oresome Trades Camp in Dysart run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).

Supported by BMA, 18 students from Blackwater, Dysart, Emerald, Moranbah and Pioneer state high schools will be mentored by representatives from the company as they work their way through sheet metal and electrical wiring activities.

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, supports more than 14,400 businesses and almost 1400 community organisations across the state, all from 0.1 percent of Queensland’s land mass.

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