Industries across Geelong recognise Newcomb Secondary College’s P-TECH Program for its innovative curriculum.
The program offers a tertiary qualification and genuine workplace experience for students in years 10 to 12 students.
Key Geelong organisations are partners in the program, providing one-on-one mentoring and project-based training.
P-TECH is introduced to students in year nine through information sessions, industry visits, research projects and a Core Skills for Work subject.
Students who choose P-TECH can study a Certificate III in ICT, Business/Finance or Laboratory Skills. In year 10 they are allocated an industry mentor and commence a two-year tertiary qualification.
The program is an elective subject studied while completing either a VCAL or VCE certificate.
Laboratory Skills students can be mentored in the medical field, food/water industry, veterinary industry or the health and performance industry.
Business/Finance students have workplace opportunities in banking, health insurance and events management.
ICT students enjoy networking, coding and web design.
Students who complete P-TECH gain a formal tertiary qualification and valuable soft skills for work, such as communication, problem-solving and critical thinking.
Partners include Analytical MicroLabs, Barwon Health, Bendigo Bank, BioLAB, Challenge Meats, City of Greater Geelong, GMHBA, Opteon Property Group, Royal Geelong Yacht Club, SC Technologies and Tribal Group.
More information is available at newcombsc.vic.edu.au or by phoning 5248 1400.