Cecil Andrew College principal addresses 2018 EduTECH Conference in Sydney

Cecil Andrews College principal Stella Jinman addressed the 2018 EduTECH Conference in Sydney.
Cecil Andrews College principal Stella Jinman addressed the 2018 EduTECH Conference in Sydney.

A SEVILLE Grove high school principal attended one of Australia’s biggest education events in Sydney recently to discuss her school’s success with an innovative program.

Cecil Andrews College principal Stella Jinman addressed the EduTECH Leader Congress at the 2018 EduTECH Conference, sharing how the Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) program, which creates employment partnerships within the local community, provided better outcomes and opportunities for her students.

The school current has P-Tech partnerships with Austal, Civmec, Datacom, Deloitte, HP, Thales and South Metropolitan Tafe.

Principal Jinman said it was beneficial to look beyond traditional methods of education to give students the tools they needed to succeed in the workplace.

“This will give the students the best chance of success post secondary school,” she said.

“To create game changing improvements we need to experiment with radically different and boldly innovative models and P-TECH addresses the skills gap with long term sustainable partnerships.

“The P-TECH model is the ideal model for bringing business and industry into closer and strengthened partnerships to enact curriculum and enhance STEM education.”