Secondary school students from the Whittlesea area will have access to cutting-edge learning at the Whittlesea Tech School, hosted by Melbourne Polytechnic.
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 13 partner schools in Whittlesea will access the Tech School throughout the year for specialised programs.
Whittlesea 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 ClarkeHopkinsClarke.
The builder is Melbcon.
SITE AND HOST
Melbourne Polytechnic will host the Whittlesea Tech School at its Epping Campus. Anticipated to open in mid-2018, it will be housed in a newly constructed, innovative building.
The Executive Director of the Whittesea Tech School is Marc Blanks.
INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION FOCUS
The Whittlesea Tech School will have an education focus aligned to industries that are predicted to experience strong economic and employment growth:
Scientific and technical services
Healthcare and social assistance
- Food and fibre.
Secondary students from 13 partner schools will have access to high-tech learning at the cutting edge Whittlesea Tech School.
Epping Secondary College
Hazel Glen College
Lalor Secondary College
Lalor North Secondary College
Marymede Catholic College
Mernda Central P-12 College
Mill Park Secondary College
Peter Lalor Secondary College
St Monica’s College
The Lakes South Morang Prep-9 School
Charles La Trobe P-12 College (The Pavilion Campus - Mill Park)
Thomastown Secondary College
Whittlesea Secondary College
- Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre
- Australia Centre for the Moving Image
- Career Education Association of Victoria
Design and Technology Teachers Association
Hume Whittlesea LLEN
La Trobe University
- Melbourne Innovation Centre
Plenty Valley Community Health
- Regional Development Victoria
- Royal Society of Victoria