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.
The architect for this project is
Vincent Chrisp Architects.
A builder is yet to be appointed.
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.
The Tech School facility is currently in a pre-construction phase. 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.
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
Secondary students from eight partner schools will have access to high-tech learning at the cutting edge Gippsland Tech School.
Baringa Special School
Berry Street Victoria Inc (Morwell Campus)
Lavalla Catholic College
Latrobe Special Developmental School
St Paul's Anglican Grammar School
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
For more information about the Tech Schools initiative,
techschools.education.vic.gov.au or email