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More than 100 North Queensland students will ignite ideas on how to secure Australia’s future energy supplies at a Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA)’s ‘Energy: The Inside Story’ workshop this week. (March 4 – 5).

Ignatius Park College, Pimlico State High School and Charters Towers State High School students will be the first in Queensland to attend a new style of interactive workshop, which features the expertise of Bravus Mining and Resources engineers.

“Students will use real-time data to determine the best energy mix for their local community,” QRC Director of Skills, Education and Diversity Katrina-Lee Jones said today.

“After researching electricity production technologies, the students will present a proposal to their peers outlining a breakdown of the state’s electricity needs, the pros and cons of different electricity production technologies and community, environment and economic benefits,” said Ms Jones.

“We are proud to deliver this important workshop as it is the students of today who will be solving the energy challenges of tomorrow,” she said.

“Empowering the next generation with this knowledge gives them the ability to understand the complex nature of Australia’s energy needs and provides them with the tools to manage future energy supply and consumption.

“The QMEA’s educational workshops encourage students to consider career paths that could lead to employment in the energy sector within our region,” said Shaun Clarke, Principal of Ignatius Park College.

“It’s also an opportunity for students to develop a better understanding of how their classroom lessons apply to the world of work.”

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