Monthly Archives: August 2020

Premier Steven Marshall special guest at technical college

On Wednesday 26 August, Premier of South Australia Steven Marshall attended St Patrick’s Technical College to discuss the current and future tourism and economic initiatives with our students.
Tourism and Event Management students as well as the Student Advisory Panel were privileged to hear first-hand from the Premier on the importance of tourism to the South Australian economy and were able to share their experiences on school life, their chosen trade pathways and recent work experience.
After a Q&A, Premier Steven Marshall received a personalised tour by the students and a box full of tasty delights made by our very own Food & Hospitality students. Showcasing our unique purpose-built trade facilities at #StPatsTech, the students were very proud and did an amazing job as hosts.
Special guests also included Assistant Director of Catholic Education South Australia Bruno Vieceli and College Board Chairperson Pat Bosco.
Earlier in the year the Tourism and Event Management students and coordinator of the event Marija Babic invited Premier Marshall to the College to share context on the current impacts on the Australian tourism industry and provide insight into various initiatives and projects to achieve economic development outcomes. The Year 12 students are undertaking a tourism component in their Communities Studies subject.

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Posted by Steven Marshall on Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Bright sparks welding towards a future career

Year 11 Metals & Engineering students have been advancing in their MIG welding skills by undertaking workshops led by Century Engineering, a specialist engineering company in Edinburgh North. Andrew Sinclair, Andrew Solomon and our very own school-based apprentice Christopher Skelton, employed by Century Engineering, have been instrumental in progressing students’ skills and competence in welding.

Students were set the task of fillet welding, a process of joining two pieces of metal together when they are perpendicular or at an angle. The aim is to have all students confident in their welding and to the Australian Standard 1554. Once welds are complete, the pieces will be sent to Intertek for inspection, product testing and finally certification.

The workshops form part of the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology) program at the College, allowing for collaboration and partnership with industry to help support education and training in industry pathways and strengthen students’ employability prospects.

Working in collaboration with industry is integral to developing students’ skills and knowledge and these workshops have also provided an opportunity for some friendly competition. Awards for Best Welder, Best Theory and Best All-rounder will be announced, and students presented with prizes thanks to Century Engineering.