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High-tech school hub coming to VU Werribee

Victoria University’s Werribee Campus will become home to one of 10 new technical schools being established by the Victorian Government.

Wyndham Tech School will be a high-tech hub, accessible by students from surrounding schools. Building on their studies in their home schools, students will visit Wyndham Tech to extend their studies through project-based activities focusing on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Strong partnerships with local businesses and industry will also allow students to work on real-life projects and interact with local industry specialists.

Eighteen schools in the Wyndham municipality are partnering with VU in the project. Architects are working with educators from the partner schools to design a highly flexible and engaging learning environment. The school’s facilities and equipment will also be available for use by the broader community and businesses.

Wyndham Tech School is one of 10 such schools being developed around the state under a key Victorian Government education policy initiative. The Government has committed $128 million in capital and initial operating costs to establish these schools. Each school will be sited in conjunction with a TAFE or University. The schools are envisioned to be centres of excellence in the delivery of education and training. Using leading edge technology, discovery and innovation they will equip students with the knowledge and skills that connect them to their futures.

Planning is on track for Wyndham Tech School to be ready for operation in 2018.

This exciting venture will provide new learning opportunities for the young people of Wyndham and help them on their way to future study and training as they prepare for their world of work.

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