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 »
| 13 August 2015 | psnews.com.au | Newcomb Secondary College and Ballarat’s Federation College have been selected as the pilot sites for next year’s trial of the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Model. Supported by Federal Government funding and IBM’s expertise, the P-TECH School Program will focus on science, technology, engineeringContinue 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 »