Opteon involved in P-TECH education & industry partnership

We are excited to announce that in 2016 we will be one of five employer partners involved in the establishment of a P-TECH education program pilot site in Geelong. The P-TECH model is a collaborative partnership between education, industry and community.

“The P-TECH model is a collaborative partnership between education, industry and community. Its clear purpose is to provide an industry supported pathway for young people to achieve a qualification that strengthens their future employment prospects.” 

Skilling Australia Foundation 

“During 2016 all Year 9 students will have an opportunity to explore P-TECH through our Introduction to the Workplace program. The program includes industry visits, access to industry speakers and learning experiences that will help students to explore pathways to future study and careers.”

Newcomb Secondary College (Geelong Pilot School) - find out more by visiting www.newcombsc.vic.edu.au

The program will offer students studying for their School Certificate an industry supported pathway to a STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) related diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree.

We would like to give special mention to Ben Kent, Corporate IT Manager at Opteon (Victoria) Pty Ltd. He played an integral part in setting up the partnership and helping the pilot program launch. Congratulations Ben!!

The P-TECH pilot program is part of a $12 million Federal Government investment to improve the focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in primary and secondary schools here in Australia.

We are supporting the P-TECH initiative because we believe in the positive socioeconomic affect it will have in our local communities. The initiative creates credible pathways for young people into rewarding careers and open doors to long term employment prospects.

Watch the video produced by Newcomb Secondary College and P-TECH below to find out more about the initiative.