P-TECH ‘expanding’ with more partners

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The P-TECH program is expanding rapidly in schools across the world.

Now in more than 200 schools over 20 countries worldwide, the innovative program is gaining momentum.

At Newcomb Secondary College the program is reflecting that same growth pattern.

Started over three years ago with five industry partners, the program now has 15 organisations actively involved.

P-TECH engages students in a different way of learning. Each student studies subjects as part of the required curriculum while at the same time studying a certificate qualification at Gordon Institute of TAFE.

Through the involvement of industry partners, students are supported by mentors working on hands-on projects in a real workplace environment.

Employers are actively playing a role in the learning and career development of their future employees and are recognising the benefits of being involved in this joint partnership between Newcomb Secondary College and the Gordon. Through employer mentoring opportunities, students are gaining valuable soft skills for work such as critical thinking, communication, digital literacy and creativity.

Certificate studies in ICT, business, small business, laboratory skills, automotive and engineering are open to years 10 and 11 students for the 2020 school year.

More information is available by emailing enquiry@newcombsc.vic.edu.au.

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