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High school students gain insight into process plant industry

CQUniversity Gladstone and the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) recently joined forces to provide a select group of local high schoolers insight into the industry training options available at the campus.

The QMEA Toolkit 4 School Kids (T4SK) was a great opportunity for aspiring year 10 students who are interested to become potential minerals and energy professionals.

The students heard from CQUniversity Teacher Shane Hansen, who provided career and training advice on the area of Process Plant Operations, which covers the hydrocarbon, petrochemical, chemical, metal/ore processing and related manufacturing industry sectors.

Students had the chance to work alongside industry professionals from the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) industry and complete a number of practical challenges with a real life context.

QMEA is the Queensland & Minerals Energy Academy. It is Australia’s largest and most successful industry/education schools partnership between the Queensland resources sector represented by the Queensland Resources Council and the Queensland Government, through the Gateway Industry Schools Program.

Through its school-industry partnerships, the QMEA offers a range of programs and experiences to broaden students’ and teachers’ knowledge of the sector and provide a talent pipeline of employees into the resources sector and other related science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries.

Source: CQU

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