Geelong is at the forefront of a return of technical schooling to Victoria with the recently opened Geelong Tech School.
The school is part of The Gordon and uses innovative, leading-edge technology and discovery to give Geelong region secondary school students’ skill options for a changing world.
Geelong Tech is housed in a brand new purpose-built building on Latrobe Terrace, Geelong.
Geelong Tech is one of 10 new tech schools across the state designed to challenge students to solve real-world problems and prepare for the future world of work.
Unlike the tech schools of decades past, students are enrolled at their regular schools but attend tech schools for specific programs designed to inspire their interest in STEM.
STEM is where academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics making connections between school, community, work and global enterprise.
The tech schools are hosted by universities or TAFE colleges, giving students a taste of higher education and potential career pathways.
Geelong Tech is the link between 22 schools across the region and industry, through innovative learning programs.
Learning centres on industry-led projects in a high-tech environment.
Innovative educational programs are being developed collaboratively by industry partners and teachers, supported by experts in relevant fields.
Technologies being covered include virtual reality, computer applications, 3-D printers and laser cutting machines, digital technologies and more.
Teachers are encouraging applied learning through inquiry, design thinking and co-operation in order to extend students learning through accessing state-of-the-art technologies.
Geelong Tech programs:
• provide applied learning using real life inspiration from local industries
• develop transferrable skills and capabilities sought by employers
• have strong links to current local industries and workplaces
• use different teaching approaches in applied and inquiry-based learning.
For more information about Geelong Tech: thegordon.edu.au/gts