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 2017, the Western Sydney P-TECH partnership focuses on the Information, Digital Media and Technology industry.
Aligned with regional skill demands, all P-TECH pathways allow students at Penola Catholic College to develop specific skills and knowledge that will equip them for a STEM related career.
On top of the opportunity to potentially achieve a Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (ICT30115), P-TECH students are also supported to develop general skills that enable them to adapt to an ever-changing work environment.
The Western Sydney P-TECH partnership is supported by Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta RTO: 90490.
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.