The Geelong Independent – August 30, 2018: Industries across Geelong recognise Newcomb Secondary College’s P-TECH Australia Program for its innovative curriculum.
The program offers a tertiary qualification and genuine workplace experience for students in years 10 to 12. Key Geelong organisations are partners, providing one-on-one mentoring and project-based training.
P-TECH Australia 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 Australia 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 opportunities in banking, health insurance and events management, while ICT students enjoy networking, coding and web design.
Students who complete P-TECH Australia gain a formal tertiary qualification and valuable soft skills for work, such as communication, problem-solving and critical thinking.
More information is available at newcombsc.vic.edu.au or by phoning 5248 1400.