PROGRESS UPDATE

The Tech School facility is currently 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 Geelong area will have access to cutting-edge learning at the Geelong Tech School, hosted by The Gordon Institute of TAFE.

The Geelong Tech School will be a high-tech learning environment, with innovative education programs linked with local industry delivering real world learning to students. Students from 22 participating schools in Geelong will access the Tech School throughout the year for specialised programs.

With a focus on professional, scientific and technical services, health and social assistance, and transport, defence and construction technologies, the Geelong Tech School will emphasise the skills needed for the 21st century including vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills. It will enhance the programs schools provide and help give students the skills they need for the jobs of the future.​

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Architect

The architect for this project is Vincent Chrisp Architects. ​

Builder

The builder for this project is Ireland Brown.

SITE AND HOST

The Gordon Institute of TAFE will host the Geelong Tech School at its central Geelong campus. Anticipated to open in mid-2018, it will be housed in a newly constructed, innovative building.

The Director of the Geelong Tech School is Leanne Collins.

​INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION FOCUS

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

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Health and social assistance
  • Transport, defence and construction technologies.

ENROLMENT

Secondary students from 22 partner schools will have access to high-tech learning at the cutting edge Geelong Tech School.

PARTNERS 

​School partners

​​Other partners

  • Bellarine Secondary College
  • Belmont High School
  • Christian College: 
    • Bellarine campus
    • Highton campus​
    • Institute of Senior Education 
  • Clonard College
  • Covenant College
  • Geelong Baptist College
  • Geelong Grammar School
  • Geelong High School
  • Geelong Lutheran College
  • Grovedale College
  • Lara Secondary College
  • Matthew Flinders Girls Secondary College
  • Newcomb Secondary College
  • North Geelong Secondary College
  • Northern Bay P-12 College
  • Oberon High School
  • Sacred Heart College
  • Saint Ignatius College Geelong
  • St Joseph's College Geelong
  • Surf Coast Secondary College
  • The Geelong College
  • Western Heights Secondary College​
  • Austeng
  • Barwon Water
  • City of Greater Geelong
  • CSIRO
  • Deakin University
  • Ford 
  • Geelong Chamber of Commerce
  • Geelong Manufacturing Council
  • Geelong Region LLEN
  • Regional Development Victoria​
  • Superinteractive​

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 FOC​US SELECTED

  • LOCA​L GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED

  • ​​EDUCATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COMMENCED

  • ARCHITECT APPOINTED

  • tech school director appointed

  • ARCHITECT DESIGNS APPROVED

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    CONSTRUCTION COMMENCED

  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE

    Mid 2018

  • ANTICIPATED OPENING

    Mid 2​018

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


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