Over 80 Year 10 female students will have their eyes opened to the career opportunities available in the minerals and energy sector, as part of the 4Girls2: It’s all About M.E. (minerals and energy) program.
These 4Girls2 forums, organised by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), showcase women from a range of backgrounds working in resources.
The program’s activities are designed to increase student awareness of the minerals and energy industry, and also form part of a strategy to address the skills shortages faced by the sector.
QMEA University Pathway Scholarship winner Emily Braithwaite will host the event today (June 6), with the girls able to talk to the invited guests about their careers, experiences and what they need to do to start their career in the sector.
Some girls may be able to get their first taste of a career in the minerals and energy resource sector by taking on a school-based apprenticeship!
Some apprenticeships in the sector include diesel mechanics, instrument fitters, electricians and fabrication engineers.
Chanel College career advisor Jaye Mellor said via The Fraser Coast Chronicle that the event “changes their perspective” and gives students the idea that there are more options out there for them.