Students from Newcomb Secondary College, Victoria Australia, had a recent taste of their potential future careers as part of an industry program at Tribal’s Campus office in Geelong, Australia.
Addressing the students, Federal Member for Corangamite Sarah Henderson said that Newcomb was one of the first P-TECH (Pathways in Technology) style programs in the country.
In 2014, our government announced that it would provide $500,000 over two years to support the local development and adaption of P-TECH styled pilots, one in Geelong and, with additional support from IBM, another in Ballarat. Both pilots commenced in the 2016 school year,” said Ms Henderson.
“With 75% of the fastest growing occupations requiring knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), the P-TECH style program will prepare these students for the jobs of the future.
Newcomb Secondary College are studying regular secondary school subjects in the Australian curriculum, while also undertaking an advanced STEM Learning Program with support from community based industry partners.
P-TECH is about collaboration. P-TECH partners education, industry and the community. It is a collaborative programme with a clear purpose. Opportunities such as the site visits today bring the learning in the classroom to life and help demystify the connection between their classes at school and the real jobs these students might aspire to.
The Tribal Campus team is proud to be supporting such initiatives that develop high-tech, high-skilled training in technology.
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