Students from the Pilbara were flown to Perth for the Resources Technology Showcase 2019 courtesy of BHP.

The 41 students from Hedland Senior High School and Newman Senior High School earned their free trip by submitting short videos and written articles telling BHP what they think mining will look like in the year 2050.

BHP Acting President Operations, Minerals Australia Edgar Basto said it was important to get students thinking about technology and their future careers.

“These students have mining in their backyard, and it’s part of the fabric of the communities where they live,” Mr Basto said.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to come see the technology powering and re-shaping our industry, and most importantly, discover the skills that will be need to be future ready.

“Whether thinking about a career in resources or not, we are committed to making sure students and the wider communities where we operate are on the innovation journey with us.

“BHP has a number of programs in place focusing on educating, building capability and having conversations with regional communities about how technology is changing the way we work.”

BHP was a proud sponsor of the first ever Resources Technology Showcase 2019 in Perth.