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The Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) will help more than 26 Moura students discover the many Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related career opportunities available  when they take part in its ‘STEM Unearthed’ workshop today (25 May).

Thanks to Anglo American, the Year 10 students from Moura State High School will discover the importance of STEM in resource sector careers.

“This initiative helps  students develop skills in collaboration, trial and error, decision-making, science inquiry, design, data collection and data analysis – the types of skills needed across many careers in the resources sector,” said QRC’s Director of Skills, Education and Diversity, Katrina-Lee Jones.

“There are a wide range of fulfilling career opportunities available locally in the mining industry, and this is a great initiative that allows students to explore the skills required for various roles, both now and in the future,” said General Manager of Anglo American’s Dawson Mine, Clarence Robertson.

“We’re proud to play our part in supporting our local communities to promote STEM career pathways to students,” he said.

“The participation of industry professionals as mentors helps students to relate classroom work to the real world,” said Moura State High School Principal, James Lye.

The QMEA is Australia’s largest and most successful industry-led education and skills training initiative and seeks to broaden student and teacher knowledge of VET and STEM career opportunities in the resources sector.

The academy is largely funded by QRC members and sponsors, and currently delivers hands-on workshops and programs to 80 Queensland schools. The QMEA has a focus on increasing female and Indigenous participation and is part of the Gateway to Industry Schools Program which is supported and funded by the Queensland Government.


Media contact: Ellie Blumel – 0448122948 or ellieb@qrc.org.au

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