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PROGRESS 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 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.

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​​ARCHITECT​

The architect is ClarkeHopkinsClarke.​

BUILDER

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:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Scientific and technical services
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Entrepreneurial skills
  • Food and fibre.

ENROLMENT

Secondary students from 13 partner schools will have access to high-tech learning at the cutting edge Whittlesea Tech School.

PARTNERS

​School pa​rtners

​​Other partners

  • ​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
  • CFMEU 
  • City of Whittlesea
  • CSIRO
  • Design and Technology Teachers Association
  • Hume Whittlesea LLEN
  • La Trobe University
  • Melbourne Innovation Centre
  • Microsoft
  • North Link
  • Plenty Valley Community Health
  • Regional Development Victoria
  • RMIT​
  • Royal Society of 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​
    DEVEL​OPMENT COMMENCED

  • ARCHITECT APPOINTED

  • tech school director APPOINTED

  • architect designs approved

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    CONSTRUCTION
    COM​MENCED​

  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE

    Mid 2018

  • ANTICIPATED OPENING

    Mid 2018

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


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