NEWCOMB Secondary College Year 10 pupils are participating in a Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) program, giving them the opportunity to get hands-on experience and explore health career opportunities.
Year one P-TECH students are studying Certificate III courses in health, information technology or business finance.
Students have been working with industry partners at Barwon Health, Bendigo Bank, GMHBA, Opteon Property Group and Tribal Campus.
Students have been undertaking fortnightly industry visits and meeting with their industry mentors to undertake real work projects with the organisation.
Some of the mentors are former Newcomb College students.
Year 10 student Eric has completed work experience with Opteon Property Group.
“It (P-TECH) is a great start to a great opportunity. I enjoyed getting to know the work values within Opteon Property Group” he said.
Meanwhile, former student Shea Farquhar, human relations manager at GMHBA, said the school’s commitment to innovation and technology was a “real eye-opener”.
The school meets with industry partners each term to review the Certificate III curriculum, develop workplace projects and share ideas on the P-TECH program.
Newcomb Secondary College was one of two pilot schools to undertake the program last year.