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 September 2017, the North Queensland P-TECH partnership focuses on the integration of technology in three growth industries in the region: Agriculture, Energy and Advanced Manufacturing.
Aligned with regional skill demands, all P-TECH pathways allow Tec-NQ students to develop specific skills and knowledge that will equip them for a STEM related career in their chosen industry.
There are three industry partners involved in developing and implementing the P-TECH program in North Queensland: Wilmar Sugar, Ergon Energy and Growcom.
James Cook University and Tec-NQ are the education partners involved in supporting pathways to post-school qualifications.
Additional program supporters include: Queensland Health; Queensland Department of Employment, Small Business & Training; Queensland Department of Education; Queensland Department of Housing and Public Works; Queensland Agricultural Workforce Network; RDA North West Queensland; Queensland Resources Council; CSIRO; and CANEGROWERS Burdekin.
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.
Learn more about P-TECH in North Queensland