Cecil Andrews College held their annual P-TECH Australia Career Expo on Tuesday, providing students with insights into what the world of work can look like. P-TECH Australia program partners Austal, Civmec, Datacom, Deloitte, South Metropolitan TAFE and Thales were joined in 2018 by Defence Force Recruitment providing the opportunity for Cecil students to not only find out who provides services to our defence force, but also the opportunities in Defence to use them. The Expo was again supported by WA based Universities Curtin, Edith Cowan, Murdoch and Notre Dame as well as Apprenticeship Support Australia. Now in the second year of the Pilot, students are engaging with the world of work to better understand the relevance of their school learning to jobs and post-school pathways. P-TECH Australia Program Partners received great feedback from students, parents and teachers about their exhibits and the opportunities for the future.
“Datacom was once again proud to be a part of the Southern Perth P-TECH Australia Careers expo. Our staff had a great time talking to students about the pathways to working in Information Technology, and the range of roles in our industry. We look forward to seeing some these students working in our teams in the years to come. We would also like to thank the students for their questions, enthusiasm and the professional way they conducted themselves on the day.” Andrew Garside and Hall Jackson, Datacom
“Civmec were very pleased to be a part of the P-TECH Australia Careers Expo at Cecil Andrews College. We were impressed by the enthusiasm and interest shown by the students and it was an added bonus to have a number of parents present to hear about career pathways and skills required to work in our industry. We congratulate P-TECH Australia for bringing together TAFEs, Universities and Industry to demonstrate to students the broad range of options they have and the exciting careers open to them if they follow a STEM pathway.” Mike Deeks CSC, Civmec
“…The expo was extremely interactive and our P-TECH Australia Partners had put a lot of thought and effort into making their demonstrations interactive and engaging. The students really benefited from the hands on activities providing links between learning and future careers.” Dara O’Donoghue, VET coordinator, Cecil Andrews College