A group of girls studying STEM subjects has experienced a snapshot of mine life under Pilbara Minerals Girls Engineering Tomorrow program.

GET targets female senior secondary students studying pre-requisite mathematics and offers them tutoring support, and exposure to engineering activities, courses, role models and careers.

The program encourages female participation in STEM subjects and addresses the issue of low-female participation rates in engineering.

Pilbara Minerals is passionate about enhancing education outcomes.

As part of the students’ site visit to Pilgangoora they experienced life on a mine site.

Pilbara Minerals staff shared valuable technical information and advice.

The visit included dinner at the Carlindi Camp, and an overnight stay in a donga. This was a great opportunity for the girls to experience FIFO life, which included waking up bright and early to pack their crib for the day ahead.

It is the second year Pilbara Minerals has hosted the GET Program tour.

Student Sari Wilson said the tour has encouraged her to become a chemical or process engineer.

“It’s been a really good, eye-opening experience for us,” she said.

“We did get to meet with women who provided strong mentors and strong advice for what we could do to get into this workforce safely.”