Congratulations Origin Energy for signing up two students for SAT positions
By admin On February 3, 2012
QMEA would like to congratulate Origin Energy for signing up two students from QMEA schools for a school-based apprenticeship and traineeship (SAT) position. The students will work at Origin Energy’s head office at Milton. Congratulations also to Sarah Chorley Year 12 from Wavell SHS and Flavien Broome Year 11 indigenous student from Alexandra Hills SHS. Both students will complete a Certificate II in Business Administration.
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Science at the Shine Dome Conference
By tegan On February 13, 2012
Each year the Australian Academy of Science sponsors a teacher from each state and territory to attend its annual Science at the Shine Dome conference in Canberra.
Applications are due Monday 5th March and forms can be found on the Academy website: http://www.science.org.au/events/sats/sats2012/ta.html
The conference activities include the New Fellows seminar, presentations, education workshop and annual symposium. The 2012 symposium will be titled ‘Antarctic Science: from Mawson’s expedition to today’.
Those who attend the Science at the Shine Dome conference will:
- learn about the latest research across a range of science disciplines
- meet and talk with renowned scientists and young researchers
- network with interstate education colleagues.
The award includes:
- registration for all Science at the Shine Dome events
- return airfares to Canberra
- accommodation for the nights of 2 and 3 May (also 1 May for awardees from Tasmania, Western Australia and the Northern Territory)
- a formal dinner with Fellows of the Academy and an informal dinner with young researchers
- lunches, morning and afternoon teas on 2-4 May.
Head to the Australian Academy of Science website for more information.
Indigenous students shine
By admin On February 13, 2012
Sixty-two indigenous students and eighteen staff from twelve of the thirty-four QMEA schools descended on Brisbane from Thursday 9 February to Sunday 12 February to participate in a school-based traineeship recruitement event. Check facebook in the next couple of days to view the event photos. Look forward to your comments.
After the arrival lunch and welcome to county by Aunty Valda Coolwell, the students got to know each other through some team building activities in the Roma Street Parklands. After a quick refreshment students went off to GoMA to view an indigenous art display. At dinner that evening, Virgin HR specialist Cristilee Louitt spoke to the students about what she looks for when interviewing. The second day involved students spending time preparing their e-portfolios via the VUMI program then heading off to Skills Tech for Try a Trade activities. After another tasty dinner, students jumped on the bus to see Brisbane at night via the Mount Cootha lookout – a great experience especially for the large number of students who have never been to Brisbane.
The feature event was Saturday morning when our industry representatives listed below completed 20 interviews each. The set up for the morning was to allow each student to complete 2 x 5 minute interviews in Round One then reflect with their teachers on how to do better in Round Two where they completed another 2 x 5 minute interviews. The students grew in stature as they completed their interviews with worried frowns turning into great big smiles.
Well done to all involved. What students had to say about the event:
- got along well with new people
- it was great to have interviews with these big companies
- the grouping was great
- kids mingling with each other not just their own school
- Skills Tech activity was really good experience and so were the interviews
- the interviews helped you to better understand your career in the mineral and energy industry
- goo accommodation, lots of good activities
- excellent food and speakers
- having everything fully planned was good
- the interviews were good and really informative, lots of good answers
- guest speakers who shared their stories with us
- everyone enjoyed themselves
- interview panel was great, food was great, venue was puuuuurfect
- team activities were mad
A very big thank you to our industry representatives. This group of people gave up their Saturday to assist the students. QMEA looks forward to working further with this wonderful group.
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal
Rebecca Capper – Human Resources Specialist
Jane Murray – Resourcing Officer
Rialet de Roux – Resourcing Officer
Felicity Johnston – Employee Relations Manager
Nirmal Sumy – Associate Resourcing Consultant
Anna Statham – Resourcing Consultant
Bev Lauder – Indigenous Recruitment
David McGuire – Recruitment Team Leader
Thiess Australian Mining
Gary Newby – Workshop Manager
Gary Johncock – Workshop Supervisor