06 August 2016
TEC-NQ strives to stay on the innovative edge of transitioning students from school to work focusing on the automotive, construction, engineering, information technology and electrical trades.
In a recent announcement, Federal Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham said that Tec-NQ would be one of 12 new Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) pilots as part of a $4.6 million commitment to open up new avenues for students by linking schools with businesses in local communities that offer job opportunities. In his announcement, Minister Birmingham stated “Tec-NQ is already a national leader in terms of providing apprenticeships and traineeships but this will allow it to expand in terms of commitment to the STEM disciplines and support in those areas”.
The only accredited boarding school to be appointed in the pilot so far, Tec-NQ has the unique opportunity to redefine “local training for local jobs”.
Tec-NQ’s boarding facility, Tec-NQ House, allows rural, remote and regional students from across Queensland to complete their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) and access quality trade training to take back to their communities.
Once secured, the funding commitment will support a 2018 launch for the program.
Tec-NQ will be holding an Open Evening on Wednesday, August 24, from 5pm-8pm for those interested in the 2017 school program.
There will be information sessions, guided tours and interactive try-a-trade activities.
To register visit www.tecnq.com.au/eoi.