HUNTER River High School P-TECH students are becoming ambitious thanks to the commitment time and dedication from dedicated teachers and industry partners.
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P-TECH (Pathways to Technology)is the model being delivered at Hunter River High School, a partnership between education, industry and community.
It is a partnership with a clear purpose; to provide an industry supported pathway for young people to achieve, that strengthens their employment prospects.
Activities that link to The Pathways to Technology (P-TECH program) program has been offered to Year 10 students at the school since February this year.
Students took part in specific activities, events and information sessions that broadened their minds towards a P-TECH pathway in 2018.
A cohort of students have selected to study specific P-TECH pathways in Years 11 and 12 from next year.
This month, Hunter River High School opened their doors to reputable training providers; the NSW Department of Education Training services NSW, AMPcontrol Group, the University of Newcastle, BAE Systems, Tomago Aluminium, UAV Air, Varley Group, Department of Education NSW, Jetstar Airways, AiGroup and RDA Hunter, by hosting an official launch for their P-TECH program for the 40 odd students who will be participating in the program in 2018.
Liana Nadalin, Hunter River High School Industry Liaison Officer, said “P-TECH will broaden their skills and knowledge, but the school will also focus on their journey and ensure each student becomes familiar with journaling their experiences.”
“The Hunter River High School students are becoming leaders, regardless of a title, P-TECH activities have improved maturity levels and their commitment to learning and future pathways.”
“This is leadership in the making.”
“Curiosity inspires and P-TECH is creating very curious inquisitive minds,” she said.
Thanks to this innovative national program, Hunter River High School students have been given a leg up into emerging technology streams such as advanced manufacturing and engineering, aero skills and aviation – remote piloting.
By Rachael VAUGHAN