Cecil Andrews College is the first Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) pilot school based in WA. At the Southern Perth P-TECH Partnership, the College is partnering with companies to encourage students to pursue a career in shipbuilding and other defence related industries. To achieve this goal, the College works collaboratively with locally-based industry partners Austal, Civmec, Datacom and Thales. Other partners Deloitte, HP and South Metropolitan TAFE provide additional opportunities for students to develop workplace, technology and education skills. The partnership works to ensure a pipeline of skilled, adaptable and resilient young people are entering the labour market. More local employers are expected to be involved in the partnership as the pilot program evolves and grows, providing additional resources and practical opportunities to Cecil Andrews College students. Industry partners at the Southern Perth P-TECH site are working collaboratively with the education sector to secure a skilled local workforce for the defence industry and technology based careers in WA.
To prepare students for the world beyond school, all Year 9 students at Cecil Andrews College will commence a P-TECH immersion program and take part in a range of industry supported learning experiences that will extend their education beyond the classroom.
Following the introductory phase, and with support from the program partners, secondary students undertake more formal science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) training as part of a nationally recognised VET qualification. Cecil Andrews College students have the opportunity to undertake nationally recognised training in Certificate III Engineering (Technical), Certificate II Business and Certificate II Information, Digital Media and Technology. These certificates will put students on a pathway to post-school studies that will further strengthen their prospects for employment.
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