Jan 29, 2021

CQ students top talent pool for resource sector award

CQ students top talent pool for resource sector award

The three state finalists for the exceptional female student category in this year’s Resources Awards for Women hail from Central Queensland.

The Queensland Resources Council has announced Caitlin Boothby from Biloela State High School (main picture), Chloe Coombe from The Cathedral College in Rockhampton and Charlise Falconer from Gladstone’s Chanel College as the contenders.

RAW student finalists Chloe Coombe (above) and Charlise Falconer (below).

To be eligible, female students must have participated in programs run by the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA), the QRC’s education arm.  

The QMEA engages with 80 schools throughout Queensland and is a partnership between the QRC and the State Government under its Gateway to Industry Schools program.

The winner of the Exceptional Female QMEA Student Award will be announced in front of an expected 1000-strong crowd at the QRC/Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) awards at an International Women’s Day breakfast in Brisbane on March 10.

The full list of Queensland’s 2021 Resources Awards for Women finalists in other categories is below: