Pathways in Technology

In 2016, St Patrick’s Technical College was named as one of 14 sites selected to pilot the Australian Government P-TECH Program.

This education model offers students studying for their Senior Secondary Education Certificate an industry supported pathway to a STEM related qualification. For St Patrick’s this has meant a focus on local defence industries.

Industry engages with St Patrick’s because of the real-world environment. Of those students who commence their employment through apprenticeships, 94% complete their qualifications as against a national completion rate of less than 60%.