Students get taste of modern mining

Sam JonesNorth West Telegraph
Chief Transformation Officer at BHP Jonathan Price with Year 9 students from Port Hedland SHS Chanè Joubert and Jordan Morton during Day 2 of the 2019 Resources Technology Showcase at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Camera IconChief Transformation Officer at BHP Jonathan Price with Year 9 students from Port Hedland SHS Chanè Joubert and Jordan Morton during Day 2 of the 2019 Resources Technology Showcase at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Credit: by Matt Jelonek The West Australian 28 Nov, 2019

Pilbara students were flown to Perth last month for the Resource Technology Showcase.

Paid for by BHP, more than 40 students from Port Hedland High School and Newman Senior High School were selected for the trip judged on written articles and short videos they made telling BHP what they thought mining would look like in 2050.

BHP Western Australian Iron Ore president Edgar Basto said it was important to get the students thinking about technology and their future careers.

“These students have mining in their backyard; it’s part of the fabric of the community where they live,” he said.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to come see the technology powering and reshaping our industry, and most importantly, discover the skills that will be needed to be future ready.”

BHP was a major sponsor of the event, the inaugural Resource Technology Showcase in Perth.

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