Pathways in Technology

In 2017, St Patrick’s Technical College became South Australia’s first and only P-TECH (Pathways in Technology) school. P-TECH is an exciting opportunity for secondary school students to explore the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The P-TECH program aims to provide an industry supported pathway for young people to achieve a qualification that strengthens their employment prospects. Working in partnership with schools and tertiary education providers, industry has a direct hand in developing project-based learning for students to ensure skills being taught in the classroom align with those that are actually required by employers.

Partnerships between the College and industry provide opportunities for students to engage with the world of work and better understand the relevance of their learning to STEM qualifications, local employment opportunities and post-school pathways. Our current P-TECH partners include TAFE SA, Defence Teaming Centre, Saab Australia, BAE Systems, DXC Technology, Century Engineering, and Master Plumbers SA.