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​On Wednesday 3 June, North Rockhampton High School students had a sneak peak of what it’s like to work in science or engineering in the resources sector.

Wendy Kepas is a Process Engineer and Nicola Mylne Senior Environmental Advisor, both from the Wesfarmers Curragh coal mine spoke about their careers and guided the students through practical experiments.

The one-day event, aimed at high-achieving Year 10 students interested in pursuing a professional career in engineering or science, was organised by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).

‘Wesfarmers Curragh is very proud of its long association with QMEA, which continues to deliver innovative and stimulating programs for students in Queensland,’ said Kent Beasley Manager Corporate Affairs and Sustainability for Wesfarmers.

‘Having our employees involved in the programs not only provides the students with an insight into the resources world, it is a fantastic development opportunity for our people, so everyone benefits, which is a great outcome,’ he said.

‘A key focus of governments and education institutions is increasing the uptake of STEM topics,’ said QMEA Director Katrina-Lee Jones.