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 December 2016, the Southern Perth P-TECH partnership focuses on three growth industries in the region: Engineering, Information Technology and Business.
Aligned with regional skill demands, the P-TECH pathways available at Cecil Andrews College allow 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 explore and develop general skills that enable students to adapt to an ever-changing work environment.
There are four industry partners involved in developing and implementing the P-TECH program in Southern Perth: Austal, Thales, Civmec and Datacom.
South Metropolitan TAFE is the tertiary education partner involved in supporting pathways to post-school qualifications. Additional supporters include Deloitte and HP.
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.