Enriching rural and remote Queensland communities
REX students visit QCoal Northern Hub Operations
Collinsville REX Program
The QCoal Foundation has been a key partner of the Collinsville Regional Experience (REX) program since it commenced. The REX program brings students from James Cook University (JCU) to Collinsville to complete work experience placements as part of their studies, giving students exposure to living and working in a regional rural community, and helping the town benefit from the skills and enthusiasm of the students.
Now in its fourth year, students studying across a number of disciplines at JCU were recently hosted by various Collinsville businesses and organisations to gain some practical experience in their chosen professions. This placement saw the participants working at The Northern Hub with Thiess (Engineering) and at both the Collinsville State High School and St John Bosco Catholic School (Education).
The QCoal Foundation continues to support this important initiative, with the next placements scheduled for July 2017.