Kariong to join the P-Tech program

Kariong Mountains High School has announced it is joining the P-Tech program.
P-TECH is an innovative educational model, which originated in the United States in 2011, and has since expanded across the globe.
P-TECH enables industry, education and community to collaborate to provide students with industry-supported pathways to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related qualifications and local employment opportunities.
All P-TECH partnerships focus on the development of students’ technical STEM skills and job ready general skills, which will enable them to adapt to the ever changing workforce of the 21st Century.
Kariong Mountains High School Principal, Anne Vine, said the school was thrilled to be joining the program.
“We are becoming a P-TECH school.
“This is a highly successful program conceived by IBM to strengthen partnerships between the school and industry.
“It focuses on developing digital and interpersonal skills to make our students even more job ready.
“The industry partnership sees a workplace learning contribution by industry and first in line jobs with our partners.
“Students in Stage 5 in 2020 will have the opportunity to be a part of this program, with more specific information becoming available during the subject selection process,” she said.

Source:
Newsletter, May 24
Anne Vine, Kariong Mountains High School

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