The P-TECH pilot involves the establishment of long-term partnerships between industry, schools and tertiary education providers that enable businesses to play an active role in the learning and career development of their future workforce. This includes mentoring and providing pathways from school to further education, training and employment, including opportunities for employment with the school’s industry partners.
The P-TECH model features opportunities for students to connect and build relationships with industry partners, and engage in hands-on, project-based activities, both at school and in the workplace. These experiences will help students to make informed decisions about their future careers and pathways.
The Government announced seven of the 12 new pilot site schools:
• McCarthy Catholic College, Western Sydney, New South Wales
• Wyong High School, Central Coast, New South Wales
• Hunter River High School, Hunter Valley, New South Wales
• St Patrick’s Technical College, Northern Adelaide, South Australia
• Cecil Andrews Senior High School, South Perth, Western Australia
• Tec-NQ, Townsville, Queensland
• A combined P-TECH at Burnie High School and Parklands High School, Tasmania
Local employers include: IBM, Barwon Health, GMHBA, Bendigo Bank, Tribal Campus, Opteon Group, Sanitarium, Mars, PwC, Austal, Defence Teaming Centre, Varley Group, BAE Systems, Century Engineering, Jetstar Airways, Ampcontrol, Ergon Energy, Wilmar Sugar, Canegrowers Burdekin, Jayben, Maltec Engineering and the Elphinstone/William Adams Group (CAT).