PRIME (Pathways to Resource Industry and Mining Employment)
The PRIME Program is a collaboration between RDA Hunter, the NSW Minerals Council, and delivered in partnership with industry to Hunter Region High Schools to promote mining career and education pathways.
The program includes the implementation of:
Scenario-based learning activities
Real-world problem solving in the classroom
The Program is designed for Stage 5 students to help them appreciate how Science and Geography apply across the lifecycle of a mine, and the types of skills and jobs required to support mining operations.
Students complete a PRIME workbook with a variety of learning activities:
Google Maps activities
At the completion of the workbook, students collaborate with a small group of classmates on developing a solution to one of the four exciting PRIME project briefs designed by industry:
Economies of Scale
Water as a Finite Resource
Transport & Logistics
Sustainability & Recycling
These solutions are presented to industry representatives, who provide valuable feedback to the students.
The PRIME Program commenced in 2019 and has been delivered in:
20 High Schools in 2020 and
25 High Schools in 2021.
RDA Hunter are currently recruiting schools for the 2022 Program.
If you would like more information about the PRIME Program or are interested in registering your school to participate, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org