Rocky's Kyriazis continues to expand his MINeD with QMEA
NORTH Rockhampton State High School student Ryan Kyriazis has proven he has what it takes to succeed in the resources sector, being selected for the 2014 Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) Student Ambassador Program.
The role will see him participate in a number of activities that will increase his understanding of the resources sector, provide opportunities for networking with other students and industry representatives and develop leadership skills.
One of ten students selected as a QMEA Professional Pathway Ambassadors, Ryan was today officially recognised for his achievements by the Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek at an industry breakfast in Brisbane.
Ryan was selected based on his extensive engagement with the QMEA during the past year, including participating in the Expand Your MINeD, Gladstone Science and Engineering Challenge and attending the QMEA Mount Isa Mines Challenge. He was also awarded a QMEA Right Direction Award in 2012.
In addition to his academic studies, Ryan has also completed work experience in electrical engineering at Central Queensland University.
QMEA Director Roger Atkins said Ryan was an exceptional student and thoroughly deserved his reward.
'Our industry requires bright young innovative minds and Ryan fits the bill,' Mr Atkins said.
'We look forward to following his career path in electrical engineering and welcome him as a student ambassador for the minerals and energy sector in Queensland.'
Ryan is in Brisbane this week, attending a four-day QMEA Student Ambassador Program. During 2014, he will be invited to participate in a number of QMEA activities.
The QMEA is a unique partnership between the Queensland Resources Council, Queensland Government and 13 resource sector sponsor companies to provide young people with pathways into careers in the minerals and energy sector.
The full list of ambassadors includes:
Jocelyn Anderson, Tannum Sands State High School
Niki Cheng, Wavell SHS
Nicholas Curmi, Kirwan SHS
Erin Dearden, Tannum Sands SHS
George-Ellis Kaisara, Kirwan SHS
Elaine Elevera, Wavell SHS
Jake Fing, Pioneer SHS
Bradley Fuller, Toolooa SHS
Thalia Jones, Moranbah SHS
Banjo Kimber, Emerald SHS
Hannah Kitching, Blackwater SHS
Ryan Kyriazis, North Rockhampton SHS
Natasha Leway, Alexandra Hills SHS
Madison Matschoss, Moura SHS
Peter Mayfield, Spinifex State College
Matt McKillop, Moranbah SHS
Beatrice Urbuda, Spinfex State College