Biloela students experience the resources sector with Batchfire
February 2, 2022
Our work experience program gives students from Biloela and Banana Shire an understanding of the career paths available within the resources industry.
A group of Biloela students have gained a valuable insight into real-world resources sector employment at the Callide Mine.
Batchfire staff welcomed the Biloela State High School students to our site on a work experience placement.
Our work experience program is designed to give students from our community an understanding of the many career paths that are available within the resources industry.
Batchfire is also a committed supporter of the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy’s (QMEA) work to guide Banana Shire students towards pathways within the resources sector and other STEM industries.
Our team collaborates with the QMEA to provide STEM learning activities for students, as well as professional development for teachers, from Biloela State High School and Redeemer Lutheran College.
Recent successful events included a ‘Tradies for a Day’ workshop, giving 16 Biloela students a practical introduction to skills in auto electrics, pneumatics and mechanics.
Three Batchfire team members also shared their industry experiences at STEM Unearthed, introducing Year 10 students to the life cycle of mining operations through exploration, extraction and rehabilitation.
We look forward to continuing our work experience program in 2022 and finding innovative new ways to engage with students through the QMEA.