McCarthy’s P-TECH program moves forward

23/8/2017

McCarthy Catholic College leaders joined their Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) partners to move forward with this innovative model of schooling that will provide students with real-world STEM skills.

The P-TECH model allows industry partners to assist schools with skills mapping, provide employees as program mentors, offer workplace visits, provide speakers to address students and engage in authentic learning experiences with students.

McCarthy principal Tania Cairns and assistant principal John Wills met with representatives of PricewaterhouseCoopers and Telstra at the PwC offices in Darling Harbour to catch up on the latest update.  

Tania said Year 9 students were already selecting P-TECH studies as a subject for next year and the students were very excited about this pilot program.

She said even parents of Year 7 students were happy the school offered such a program, that provides pathways for more young people to achieve qualifications in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and to strengthen their employment prospects.

McCarthy senior students who are involved in the P-TECH style pilot will be on a pathway to achieve two qualifications: their Secondary School Certificate and a STEM related diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree. 
 
As an employer partner, PwC and Telstra will provide support to the pilot through: participating in the steering committee, supporting program and curriculum design; mentoring and learning support; workplace visits; and promoting job opportunities.
Posted By CathEd Parra at 23/08/2017 11:51:20 AM
 
   
  
 

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