Wyndham Tech School will soon be more high-tech than ever, thanks to an Andrews Labor Government boost to support Victorian Tech Schools to buy new equipment and deliver more innovative STEM learning programs.
Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly today announced Wyndham Tech School will share in $4.18 million through the 2021-22 Tech School Equipment Renewal Fund, helping them invest in cutting-edge equipment to help secondary students build their skills in science, technology, engineering and maths – preparing them for the jobs of the future.
Wyndham Tech School - Total Amount granted: $534,015.00
Funding will enable Wyndham Tech School to finalise the completion of its space redesign. The Esports Arena, a first in Australia, will significantly impact on the Esports program through the provision and access to specialist equipment.
The Production Studio will be an innovative learning space for students to create digital content/assets. Students will use the latest in video cameras, green screen, lighting, laser 3D scanning, motion tracking equipment and microphones to create content that will be edited, then published or broadcast to connect students to their wider community.
The Labor Government invested $128 million to establish the state’s 10 Tech Schools, which give students the opportunity to work on real-world problems alongside industry and subject experts using the latest technology like virtual reality, robotics, 3D printers and other technologies.
The Government has continued to invest in these nation-leading education hubs to help students go from strength to strength and prepare for their future job market.
Equipment no longer required by Tech Schools is distributed to nearby secondary schools and TAFE providers to further support students’ education and advance their skills.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino
“We know our fastest-growing industries and occupations need advanced STEM skills – and our Tech Schools make sure Victorian students have access to the technology to build the skills they need in the jobs of the future.”
“We’re proud to be supporting our future workforce by investing in the high-tech equipment that makes STEM so engaging, challenging students to tackle real-life problems.”
Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly
“I can’t wait to see this new equipment at Wyndham Tech up and running to deliver the innovative and interactive learning that a world-class education system should provide for students in the digital age.