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Local students took their first steps towards careers in the resources sector when they attended workshops at Pimlico State High School recently.

The 60 Pimlico and Thuringowa State High School students tried their hands at trades, operator and professional careers in the sector during the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) events.

“Supporting the activities of the QMEA is an important part of our contribution to the local community,’ said Adani Australia Project Head – Rail, Mr Rupen Shah.

“Adani is committed to giving back to regional Queensland,“ said Mr Shah.

“One way of doing this is to ensure that students in our local communities understand the opportunities available to them, and the pathways open to them to work in the resources sector.”

The QMEA is a partnership between the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) and the Queensland Government under its Gateway to Industry Schools program. It has 46 schools throughout Queensland.

QRC is the peak representative body for Queensland ‘s resource sector. The Queensland resources sector provides one in every $6 dollars in the Queensland economy, sustains one in eight Queensland jobs, and supports more than 16,400 businesses across the state, all from 0.1 percent of Queensland’s land mass.

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