Uni or trade, that is the question
Choosing between trade or university pathways will be a little easier for Roma State College students after they get a taste of both today.
About 70 students took part in the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) workshops, under the mentorship of representatives from Senex Energy.
They saw how their classroom studies related to real-world problem solving with projects including mineral processing, creating a hydraulic arm and developing a game using Scratch programming to show, in a simpler way, how natural gas is processed to remove impurities before it can be liquified.
“Senex is proud to support these valuable QMEA workshops in Roma’s secondary schools, which provide exciting and hands-on learning experiences for local students,” said Senex Community Relations Manager, Trevor Robertson.
“We are keen to engage with Roma State College students and teachers to demonstrate the variety of career options in natural gas.
“Our industry is one of the few where young people can take trade and science technology engineering and maths pathways and return to, or remain in, their local community following study or training to take up highly-skilled careers.”