Strong science, technology, engineering and maths abilities are becoming core skills in trade and technical jobs. Bradley Sheridan, who heads up the STEM curriculum at St Patrick’s Technical College in Adelaide’s north, says the next generation of tradesmen and women will require a strong grounding in STEM skills to keep up with technological advances inContinue Reading »
22 June 2016 Providing links between students and employers is at the centre of the Coalition’s new program that would see a local learning institution selected as one of 14 pilot facilities across the country. In Townsville yesterday to announce the Pathways in Technology or P-TECH program, Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham saidContinue 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.
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 »
| www.ncver.edu.au | 8 July 2015 | International workforce development and apprenticeship expert Nicholas Wyman will discuss how partnerships involving employers, communities and educators can bridge skills gaps today at the 24th National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference. Drawing on his work with organisations, governments and educational institutions from around the world thatContinue Reading »