Local students have received a taste of what it's like to work in the resources sector this week during the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy's Oresome Minds and Oresome Trades Camps in Mount Isa.
Glencore Mount Isa Mines staff have mentored students through the camp's hands-on activities where the students heard about the wide range of professional and trade careers in the sector.
The QMEA, the education arm of the Queensland Resources Council is also engaging students from southeast Queensland schools, who joined in virtually during the professional stream workshop. They will visit Mount Isa later in the year.
QRC's Manager of Skills and Education Matthew Heskett said trade and professional careers were in high demand and designated as in short supply in the latest Australian Government Skills Priority List.
"We have run these camps for a number of years and they really help to open students' eyes to the possibilities in our sector, and how to make them a reality," Mr Heskett said.
Glencore Queensland Metals Human Resources Group Manager, Clint Milner said Mount Isa Mines was a huge fan of these camps.
"We get to see the amazing talent coming through our schools," Mr Milner said.
"The first-hand experiences they enjoy during the camp really give students a very good idea of what it's like to work in our sector and enables them to think about options that might not have been obvious before."
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