With the shared mission to help young people in Australia gain employment, it’s no surprise that the relationship between SkillsPlus and Skilling Australia Foundation is delivering positive results for both of the not-for-profit organisations and the young people they support. After finishing school at the end of 2017, Micah Taylor was receiving youth allowance, soContinue Reading »
The economic strength of Asia and the growing integration of a global economy present many opportunities for Australia and the Geelong region. Emerging sectors ripe with new opportunities include advanced manufacturing, technology, cyber security and medical technology to name a few. For our local businesses to compete, they will need a highly skilled workforce inContinue Reading »
Geelong (Victoria) has been chosen as home for the $14 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre. Minister for Industry, Ian Macfarlane said the new Centre would be integrated with a network of Centres across Australia and would develop a sector competitiveness plan to link local businesses with global companies. Mr Macfarlane said a new Job ConnectionsContinue Reading »
Geelong Advertiser | Geelong VIC | 07 Aug 2015, by Greg Dundas | LEADING Geelong employers are lining up to take part in Newcomb Secondary College’s Australia-first P-TECH program. Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited the school yesterday to confirm it would be the trial site for the US-style Pathways in Technology program, seeking to trainContinue Reading »
| AAP Newswire | National, Australia |By Danny Rose | MELBOURNE, Aug 6 AAP – Students in Australia’s first “P-Tech” schools will go on to have a better future like their counterparts in the US. The nation’s first Pathways in Technology Early Career High schools, which are based in low socioeconomic areas to foster newContinue Reading »
Sunraysia Daily (Mildura) | Mildura VIC | 07 Aug 2015 | MELBOURNE: Prime Minister Tony Abbott hopes students in Australia’s first “P-Tech” schools will go on to have a better future like their counterparts in the US. The nation’s first two Pathways in Technology Early Career High schools will target disadvantaged young students and fosterContinue Reading »
Images from today’s P-TECH Launch at Federation College in Ballarat. Click to view a larger image.
The Federal Government announced today that two Australian schools will pilot the P-TECH pathways education model in 2016. Skilling Australia Chairman, Frederick Maddern OBE said the announcement has come at a critical time for Australia. The country is experiencing the impact of globalisation, economic reforms and technological change. Mr Maddern said ‘these forces are changingContinue Reading »
A selection of photos from the P-TECH Launch in Geelong. August 6, 2015. Click images to enlarge.
Geelong Advertiser August 6, 2015 | Nicole Mills exclusive PRIME Minister Tony Abbott is in Geelong to announce a $14 million cash splash for a new Industry Growth Centre in Advanced Manufacturing at Deakin University. He will also reveal Newcomb Secondary College as Australia’s first P-Tech school, with the aim of getting more kids intoContinue Reading »