Cecil Andrews College STEM Coordinator John Townley has won a $45,000 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Award in recognition of his success in increasing student engagement in STEM. Presented by the Commonwealth Bank and education charity Schools Plus, the Awards are one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes for educators. A key achievement for Mr Townley has beenContinue Reading »
June 8, 2016 HUNTER River High School has become the state’s first “aerospace school” after partnering with four prominent businesses in the industry for the government’s pathways in technology pilot program. Through the P-Tech pilot, the Heatherbrae school will work with Jetstar Airways, Varley Group, BAE Systems and Ampcontrol to help students achieve better resultsContinue Reading »
03 June 2016 RHYS Ferrari is part of the generation of workers who will end up working on Australia’s Future Submarines and warships. The 17-year-old St Patrick’s Technical College student is among those who will benefit from a new defence alliance. St Patrick’s will partner with the defence industry — through the Defence Teaming Centre,Continue Reading »
03 June 2016 WYONG High School is set to become the state’s first public P-TECH school partnering students with business leaders to help boost maths and science results. The school is one of 12 around the country getting to trial the Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) program after a $4.6 million funding boost from the Coalition.Continue 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 »
| 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 »
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.