Introduced in January 2017, the Port Stephens P-TECH partnership focuses on two growth industries in the region: Aviation and Engineering/ Advanced Manufacturing.
Aligned with regional skill demands, all P-TECH pathways allow Hunter River High School students 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 five industry partners involved in developing and implementing the P-TECH program in Port Stephens: Ampcontrol Group, BAE Systems, Jetstar Airways, Varley Group and Regional Development Australia Hunter.
University of Newcastle is the tertiary education partner 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.