Students from Newcomb Secondary Collage participating in the Geelong P-TECH pilot visited Tribal Campus HQ and Opteon in Geelong this week.
The year 9 students who are studying regular high school subjects such as english, science, and mathematics as well as undertaking a STEM learning program, got to see first hand how the world of work is relevant to their classroom based learning. The P-TECH program will match each student with an industry mentor for the duration of the program as well as offer an innovative approach to the way curriculum is delivered.
The Australian Federal Government is supporting the development of P-TECH, with one pilot school launched in Geelong and another in Ballarat with employer partner IBM. Both programs commenced in January this year. The students were greeted at Tribal Campus by the Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson. Ms Henderson congratulated students and teachers on joining one of the first P-TECH STEM (Pathways in Technology) schools in Australia.
The students will also be making industry visits to other P-TECH employer partners in the coming weeks including Barwon Health, Bendigo Bank and GMHBA.
Pictured: Students from Newcomb Secondary Collage participating in the Geelong P-TECH styled pilot visiting Employer Partners Tribal Campus and Opteon in Geelong