Queensland’s resources sector is on the hunt for at least 50 Gen Z students to register their interest in studying mining engineering as part of a campaign to address a chronic skills shortage.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has launched a statewide digital campaign to encourage young Queenslanders in high school or first-year university to choose mining engineering as a career.
On average, mining engineers earn more money than CEOs and managing directors, with the most recent ATO data showing they earn an average yearly income of $181,720.
The QRC’s ‘Shape your future. Innovate our world‘ campaign centres around a high-tech video that showcases the world of 3D-automation, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and game-like online modelling which is part of the everyday life of modern-day mining engineers.