Hi-tech goes national

INDUSTRY PATHWAY: Newcomb Secondary College students in action.

A program which started at Newcomb Secondary College last year has gone national with more than 1000 students participating in Pathways in Technology (P-TECH).
Skilling Australia Foundation chose the college and another school in Ballarat to trial the program in 2016 before expanding it to 14 Australian schools.
P-Tech involved students undertaking real work experience with the program’s local industry partners while studying a Certificate III course.
The students went on fortnightly industry visits and met with mentors to undertake real work projects with their chosen business.
P-Tech’s purpose was to provide students with an opportunity to take an industry-supported pathway to a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related qualification.
The program aimed to help students transition from school to further education and a post-school qualification.