Last month, the Federal government announced the launch of Australia’s second P-TECH pilot school next year, bringing more industry-led vocational education to young people.
The P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) program will soon be rolled-out at Federation University Australia and the school will be named Federation College. The program bridges education and industry, offering STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) related diploma and advanced diploma qualifications. The aim of the P-TECH program is to arm students with workplace skills through project-based learning and industry mentoring, so students can make a successful transition from school to work.
The P-TECH school is backed by IBM, who also setup the program in the US. IBM’s assistance in Australia includes online support, resources and a $250,000 grant.
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