Energy for the Future
By admin On August 1, 2011
At the recent Energy for the Future event held in Gladstone on 26 July 2011, school students were given the opportunity to grapple with the concept of renewable and non-renewable energy production throughout the world. The school students approached the task from the perspective of an energy company (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, coal, biomass and nuclear) and presented a pitch to a number of different country officials about why their particular energy technology should be considered for full or partial supply of electricity for the various countries.
By admin On August 2, 2011
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Toolkit for Girls
By admin On August 7, 2011
Toolkit for Girls, an event held in the Mackay region, attempts to address the issue of gendered occupational segregation. The coal mine industry and its subsidiary support industries are significant employers in the Mackay region. Many QMEA students look towards this industry for future employment. Unfortunately, women are significantly under-represented in this traditionally male dominated industry. This project with Pioneer SHS requires that teachers and students need to have an understanding of the barriers and issues that women who work in this industry face and how they can be addressed including at school level. This project would allow our female students in year 10 to 12 to speak, listen to, train and work with females working in the mining industry.
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By admin On August 10, 2011
This is a science and engineering competition for students from Years 6-9. The students attending have indicated an interest in science and engineering professions. Industry sponsors are heavily involved in the event as students compete in a number of different challenges.
The aim of the Olympiad is to:
- encourage the pursuit of excellence in Science
- promote the career opportunities within the mining industry to students in science/engineering related professions and
- encourage perseverance, teamwork, and school spirit.
RAMIT – Regional Agriculture and Mining Industry Training Project
By admin On August 11, 2011
The QMEA in partnership with SkillsDMC, Agrifood Skills Australia, Minerals Council of Australia, National Farmers’ Federation, and the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) is currently running the RAMIT program for the youth of Emerald. The RAMIT (Regional Agriculture and Mining Industry Training) Project is a training opportunity for fifteen participants in the Emerald district aimed at equipping job seekers with the knowledge and skills required to work effectively in the mining and agricultural industries.
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