Glencore inspires students to build a career in the mining and resources sector

Image credit: QMEA Facebook page

Glencore is sponsoring two camps for secondary school students from Spinifex College, Gladstone, Wavell and Alexandra Hills State High Schools, and Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) to inspire them to choose a career in the mining and resources sector.

Image credit: QMEA Facebook page
Image credit: QMEA Facebook page

The first camp is the Make It Now in Trades (MINT) camp, where students, potential tradies from Spinifex College, work with Glencore apprentices and trades people to refurbish bikes from the local dump and modify them to incorporate an engine. The MINT camp students will also tour Glenore’s rebuild facility, and make a presentation to Glenore’s management on safety, teamwork and communication, skills they’ll have learned during the camp.

The second camp is the Make It Now Engineering (MINE) Challenge camp, intended for students interested in a professional career in the resources sector. The MINE camp students will work in teams to help redesign water-use infrastructure and present their project to senior mining professionals at a concluding breakfast event.

Both camps are supported by Glencore MIM and conducted by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA).


“The camp provides us with the chance to inspire Queensland secondary school students to build a career in the mining and resources sector, and gives students the chance to get a taste of what working life at a mine site is like,” Mr O’Neill said in a blog post.

“We hope to one day welcome these future engineers and tradespeople into our workforce, and we’re excited to play a part in helping today’s school students develop the skills and experience they need to excel in this industry.”