P-TECH enables industry, education and community to collaborate to provide students with industry-supported pathways to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related qualifications and local employment opportunities.
Introduced in 2016, the Geelong P-TECH partnership focuses on four growth industries in the region: Health, Information Technology, Automotive and Business.
Aligned with regional skill demands, the P-TECH pathways available at Newcomb Secondary College allow students to develop specific skills and knowledge that will equip them for a STEM-related career in their chosen industry.
The industry partners involved in developing and implementing the P-TECH program in Geelong include: Barwon Health, Bendigo Bank, GMHBA, Tribal, Opteon Property Group, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, City of Greater Geelong, Analytical MicroLabs, BioLAB, Challenge Meats Pty Ltd, SC Technologies, Australian Laboratory Services, Geelong Technology Group and Blood Toyota.
The Gordon TAFE and Deakin University are the tertiary education partners involved in supporting pathways to post-school qualifications.
Collaboration between education and industry aligns student learning with skills that local employers need. In addition, students develop relationships with industry, which improves their employment prospects.
Geelong P-TECH Australia Industry Partners