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.
The Greater Burnie P-TECH partnership focuses on three growth industries in the region: Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing, and Agriculture.
Aligned with regional skill demands, the P-TECH pathways allow students at Burnie High School, Parklands High School, Yolla District High School and Hellyer College to develop specific skills and knowledge that will equip them for a STEM-related career in their chosen industry.
All P-TECH pathways also teach general skills that enable students to adapt to an ever-changing work environment.
There are six industry partners involved in developing and implementing the P-TECH program in Greater Burnie: Elphinstone Group, Jayben Australia, Maltec Engineering, TasFoods, Hydro Tasmania and Lion.
University of Tasmania and TasTAFE are the tertiary education partners involved in supporting pathways to post-school qualifications.
Additional program supporters include: Tasmanian Minerals & Energy Council, Tasmania Department of Education and Training, Secondary College RTO, Burnie City Council BIG Committee, and DairyTas.
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 Greater Burnie