IBM, local companies partner with Central Coast high schools to Launch P-TECH Programme
NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education, the Hon Geoff Lee MP, have joined IBM representatives to announce the launch of the Pathways in Technology (P-TECH) program at three high schools on the Central Coast in 2021.
Launching at Henry Kendall High School, Kariong Mountains High School and Tumbi Umbi campus of Tuggerah Lakes Secondary College, the P-TECH program aims to prepare students for technology-related careers through structured workplace experiences and industry skills development with industry partners.
These include industry mentoring, worksite visits, paid internships and firstinline for job consideration with industry partners upon completion of the P-TECH programme.
IBM Australia & New Zealand Managing Director, Katrina Troughton, said "We are excited to partner with the NSW Government, local schools, businesses and education institutions to address current youth unemployment and create an industry talent pipeline with the digital skills that are in high and growing demand in industry.