Humanoid robots, drones, 3D printers and wearable technology are just some of the exciting opportunities for students at Wyndham Tech School.
Set to give the skills they need for the 21st century, students from 18 partner secondary schools in Wyndham will benefit from a high-tech learning environment in vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The new building is housed by Victoria University.
The Wyndham Tech School will deliver education programs and the training to help students compete in the global economy, using using discovery, innovation and leading technology, including:
- humanoid robots, drones, 3D printers and wearable technology
- visualisation dome, helping students explore complex scientific concepts and data in new ways
- human centered design
- problem based learning
- ICT literacy skills
Skills today for the jobs of future
Brenda Frisk, Director of the Wyndham Tech School, says
“Wyndham Tech School is a cutting-edge learning centre designed with the needs of the region in mind”“
Students at the Tech School will benefit from a sophisticated suite of science and technology tools, including high tech robotics, manufacturing and drones - helping them get the skills and experiences they need to thrive in the emerging jobs of the future.”
The specialised programs are set to deliver real world experience with links with local industry and a focus on industries set to grow.
Wyndham Tech School will develop programs in line with real problems provided from industry partners. Here, students will solve challenges, problem-solve, think critically and develop solutions. They will also actively participate in the local community.
Flexible and practical
This highly flexible learning environment gives students a chance to experiment and develop projects through:hands-on experience using:
- specialised, high-tech STEM equipment
- spaces for design, collaboration and problem solving
- maker and fabrication spaces
- audio visual and virtual reality facilities and equipment.
More than 13,000 students from 18 partnering government and non-government secondary schools in the City of Wyndham will be able to benefit from the new Tech School. Victoria University Vice Chancellor is delighted to host the new Wyndham Tech School on their Werribee Campus.
“We look forward to supporting the staff as they work in close collaboration with partner secondary schools across Wyndham”
Tech Schools are part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to deliver the Education State vision for Victoria. Under the initiative, the Government is investing $128 million to establish 10 Tech Schools, there are seven more Tech Schools set to open around Victoria this year.