PROJECT UPDATE

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 in mid 2018.

Secondary school students from the Bendigo area will have access to cutting-edge learning at the Bendigo Tech School, hosted by La Trobe University.

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 14 partner schools in Bendigo will access the Tech School throughout the year for specialised programs.

Bendigo 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.


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Architect

The architect is Vincent Chrisp Architects.


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The builder is Hutchinson Builders.​


SITE AND HOST

La Trobe University is hosting the Bendigo Tech School at its Bendigo Campus.​​ Anticipated to open mid-2018, it will be housed in a newly constructed, innovative building. ​

The Director of the Bendigo Tech School is Graeme Wiggins.

INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION FOCUS

The Bendigo Tech School will have an education focus aligned to indus​tries that are predicted to experience strong economic and employment growth:

  • Medical technology and pharmaceuticals
  • New energy technologies
  • Food and fibre
  • Transport, defence and construction technologies.

ENROLMENT

Secondary students from 14 partner schools will have access to high-tech learning at the cutting edge Bendigo T​ech School.


PARTNERS

​School partners​

​​Other partners

  • ​Bendigo Kangan Institute -BTEC​
  • ​​Bendigo Senior Secondary College
  • Bendigo South East 7-10
  • Bendigo Special Developmental School
  • Catholic College Bendigo
  • Creek Street Christian College
  • Crusoe 7-10 Secondary College
  • DOXA School Bendigo
  • Eaglehawk Secondary College
  • Girton Grammar School
  • Kalianna Special School
  • Marist College Bendigo
  • Victory Christian College
  • Weeroona College Bendigo​​

  • Bendigo Australian Industry Group
  • Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
  • Bendigo Health
  • Bendigo Kangan Institute
  • Bendigo Manufacturing Group
  • B. Keogh and Sons Engineering 
  • City of Greater Bendigo
  • Goldfields LLEN
  • Hoffman Engineering 
  • McCullochs Engineering 
  • Regional Development Victoria​
  • Thales Australia 

More information

For more information about the Tech Schools initiative, visit techschools.education.vic.gov.au or email tech.schools@edumail.vic.gov.au​

PROJECT TIMELINE
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  • SITE SELECTED

  • INDUSTRY FOCUS SELECTED

  • LOCAL GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED

  • ​​EDUCATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COMMENCED

  • ​​ARCHITECT APPOINTED

  • ​​ARCHITECT DESIGNS APPROVED

  • ​​CONSTRUCTION COMMENCED

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    TECH SCHOOL DIRECTOR APPOINTED​​

  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE

    Mid 2018

  • ANTICIPATED OPENING​

    Mid 2018

The above dates are forecasted only and subject to change.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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