Based on the key elements of the P-TECH model, the P-TECH styled model at Newcomb Secondary College is designed by the school’s leadership team, local education, industry and community partners to suit local circumstances.
This P-TECH styled model involves local employers partnering with schools, TAFEs/RTOs and universities to strengthen students’ prospects of a successful transition to work by ensuring they develop the technical and personal skills employers are looking for.
To achieve this goal, the College is working collaboratively with other education and training providers and a number of locally-based employer partners including Barwon Health, Bendigo Bank, GMHBA, Tribal Group and Opteon Property Group.
To prepare its students for the world beyond school, all Year 9 students at Newcomb Secondary College are taking part in a range of industry supported learning experiences that extend their education beyond the classroom. This gives students opportunities to connect and build relationships with industry partners, and engage in hands-on, project-based activities, both at school and in the workplace. The experiences are designed in this way to give students a better understanding of how their learning can be applied in a real world situation. Allowing students to relate learning outcomes directly to jobs and post-school pathways is facilitating the transition between school and work.
In subsequent years, and with support from industry partners and industry mentors, students will have the opportunity to pursue more formal STEM training as part of a nationally recognised qualification while also undertaking their Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) or Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). With ongoing support from their industry mentor, and established connections with the school’s industry partners, P-TECH students can now extend their study beyond secondary school. This will involve students transitioning to a post-school education institution to achieve a STEM related diploma, advanced diploma or degree.
Participating in the P-TECH styled model is building students’ interest and skills in STEM and improves their understanding of the range of STEM related education training and employment pathways that are available. The program is structured to develop the technical and personal skills students need to succeed at school and make a successful transition to further study and work beyond school.
Learn more about the P-TECH styled model at Newcomb Secondary College here
View video of the Newcomb P-TECH Program here
To watch a welcome message to Newcomb College students from Brooklyn P-TECH founding principal, click here.
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