The Tech School facility is under construction.
While this is happening, the Tech School host, committee and director are working with partner schools and local industry to finalise initial learning programs and determine administrative and equipment arrangements to ensure the Tech School will be fully functional when it opens early 2018.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Secondary school students from the Ballarat area will have access to cutting-edge learning at the Ballarat Tech School, hosted by Federation University Australia.
The Tech School will be a high-tech learning environment. Its innovative education programs will link with local industry to deliver real world learning. Students from 15 partner schools in Ballarat will access the Tech School throughout the year for specialised programs.
Ballarat Tech School will emphasise the vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills needed for the 21st century. It will enhance the programs schools provide, and help prepare students for the jobs of the future.
The architect is
The builder is Nicholson Construction.
SITE AND HOST
Federation University Australia is hosting the Ballarat Tech School at its SMB Campus. Anticipated to open early 2018, it will be housed in an existing building following an innovative redevelopment.
The Director of the Ballarat Tech School is Sofia Fiusco.
INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION FOCUS
The Ballarat Tech School will have an education focus aligned to industries that are predicted to experience strong economic and employment growth:
New energy technologies
Food and fibre
Secondary students from 15 partner schools will have access to high-tech learning at the Ballarat Tech School.
Ballarat Christian College
Ballarat Clarendon College
Ballarat High School
Ballarat Secondary College
Ballarat Specialist School
Daylesford Secondary College
Lake Bolac College
Mount Clear College
Phoenix P-12 Community College
St Patrick’s College Ballarat
Yuille Park P-8 Community College
Albins Performance Transmissions
Australian Industry Group
Ballarat and Regional Trades and Labour Council
Catholic Education Office, Ballarat
City of Ballarat
Committee For Ballarat
For more information about the Tech Schools initiative, visit
techschools.education.vic.gov.au or email