Tech Schools Partner With CSIRO

23:36' 24-01-2018
Students attending Victoria’s 10 Tech Schools will have access to better learning programs, thanks to a new partnership with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO).

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    The partnership will support the delivery of leading science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Victoria.

    CSIRO will work with Tech Schools to make their existing education programs available, help develop new programs, offer specialist expertise and provide access to CSIRO equipment, researchers and educators.

    Senior CSIRO representatives will also join several expert advisory panels that provide industry and scientific know-how. By accessing the CSIRO’s relationships with leading companies in the innovation space, Tech Schools will be able to establish new industry partnerships to inform their programs.

    Victoria used to have a large number of tech schools, but they ceased to exist in the 1990s, when many schools were closed down. It is claimed that 350 schools ceased to exist, but in fact some merged with other schools, some became TAFEs, and others were sold to the private sector.

    Under the Tech Schools initiative, 10 Tech Schools have been established across the state. They are hosted on TAFE or university campuses to introduce students to the tertiary education environment and smooth their pathways into post-secondary education and training.

    For more information about Tech Schools, visit techschools.education.vic.gov.au.

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