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Ryan, a bright spark in energy


​North Rockhampton State High School vice-captain Ryan Kyriazis has proven he has what it takes to succeed in the resources sector, being selected for the 2014 Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy Student Ambassador Program.

The role will see him participate in activities that will increase his understanding of the resources sector, provide opportunities for  networking with other students and industry representatives, and develop leadership skills.

One of 10 students selected as QMEA professional pathway ambassadors, Ryan was officially recognised for his achievements by the Minister for Education, Training and Employment, John-Paul Langbroek, at an industry breakfast in Brisbane earlier this month.

Ryan’s selection was based on his extensive engagement with the QMEA during the past year, including participating in the Expand Your MINeD, Gladstone Science and Engineering Challenge and attending the QMEA Mount Isa Mines Challenge. He was also awarded a QMEA Right Direction Award in 2012.

In addition to his academic studies, Ryan has completed work experience in electrical engineering at CQUniversity.

QMEA Director Roger Atkins said Ryan was an exceptional student.

“Our industry requires bright young innovative minds and Ryan fits the bill,’’ he said.

“We look forward to following his career path in electrical engineering and welcome him as a student ambassador for the minerals and energy sector in Queensland.’’

While in Brisbane Ryan took part in four days of QMEA Student Ambassador Program activities. He will attend further QMEA activities in 2014. He will attend further QMEA activities in 2014.