Unearthing trade and STEM careers
Millmerran P-10 State School students will learn some secrets to success in trade and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)-related careers today in a Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) workshop supported by Millmerran Power.
The combined STEM Unearthed and Tradies for a Day activities will examine the skills needed for success in the future workforce, such as teamwork and problem solving, as well as skills specific to STEM and trade careers.
“Our staff always enjoy talking to students about career options and giving them guidance on how to enter their chosen pathways,” said Millmerran Power’s Plant Manager, Chris Seydel.
“It’s a great opportunity to show students firsthand some of the skills involved and spark their interest in these careers,” he said.
“Today’s activities will build on the skills students were taught last year on mineral exploration,” said the school’s principal Robert Michel.
“Students will explore mineral extraction and mine rehabilitation practices,” he said.
“They find it extremely valuable to interact with local resources sector employees such as Millmerran Power to give a real-world perspective to their studies, and the local opportunities available to them.”
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