​​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 early 2018.


ABOUT THE PROJECT

​​​​​​​​Secondary school students from the Gippsland (Latrobe Valley) area will have access to cutting-edge learning at the Gippsland Tech School, hosted by Federation Training at its Morwell campus. 

The Gippsland 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 eight participating schools in Gippsland will be able to access the Tech School throughout the year for specialised programs. 

With a focus on food and fibre, health, new energy and advanced manufacturing, the Gippsland 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.

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Builder

The builder for this project is Becon Constructions.

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SITE AND HOST

Federation Training will host the Gippsland Tech School at its Morwell Campus. Anticipated to open early 2018, it will be housed in an existing building following an innovative redevelopment.

The interim Director of the Gippsland Tech School is Karen Bird. ​

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INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION FOCUS

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

  • Food and fibre
  • Health
  • New energy
  • Advanced manufacturing.

ENROLMENT

Secondary students from eight p​artner schools will have access to high-tech learning at the cutting edge Gippsland Tech School.

PARTNERS 

​School partners

​​Other partners

  • Baringa Special School
  • Berry Street Victoria Inc (Morwell Campus)
  • Kurnai College
  • Lavalla Catholic College
  • Latrobe Special Developmental School
  • Lowanna College
  • St Paul's Anglican Grammar School
  • Traralgon College

  • ​Agribusiness Gippsland
  • Apprenticeships Group Australia
  • Baw Baw La Trobe LLEN
  • Catholic Education Office – Sale Diocese
  • Federation University Australia
  • Gippsland Trades and Labour Council
  • Latrobe City Council
  • Regional Development Victoria

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

  • ​tech school director appointed

  • ARCHITECT designs approved

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    CONSTRUCTION
    COM​MENCED

  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE

    Early 2018

  • ANTICIPATED OPENING

    Early 2018

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


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