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
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.
Additional program supporters include UAV Air, Training Services NSW and TAFE NSW.
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 Port Stephens