JUST nine months after its launch, the Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) program is already making a difference to students at Cecil Andrews College.
The P-TECH program aims to increase participants’ chances of following a career in a science, technology, engineering or maths field by equipping them with real-world skills.
The school has partnered with organisations such as Austal, Civmec, Datacom, Deloitte, HP and Thales and Forgacs Marine and Defence as part of the pilot program.
Forgacs Marine and Defence managing director Mike Deeks said the program brought educational institutions and industry closer together, with Cecil Andrews students having toured their fabrication yard earlier this year.
“The program will lead to improved delivery of education and training courses by improving relevance and providing more hands-on opportunities for students and staff,” he said.
“I congratulate all those involved in establishing this program and I look forward to it growing in size in the coming years.”
Cecil Andrews College Year 10 student Ali Alyassin said P-TECH could make a big difference in the way students approached learning.