Labor to bring back tech schools across Victoria

Victoria has the highest youth unemployment rate on the Australian mainland. Getting our youth into employment starts with meaningful education.

An Andrews Labor Government will build ten Tech Schools across Victoria.

Tech Schools will be established in the Gippsland, Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong, Monash, Casey, Wyndham, Banyule, Yarra Ranges and the Whittlesea regions. Focusing on local industries, they’ll be open to secondary school students from across their region.

Based on the KIOSC Wantirna facility, Labor’s plan for Tech Schools is about bringing the discovery and development of skills closer to home and closer to the classroom, at an even younger age.

Tech School students will spend a set period of time getting a technical education while maintaining enrolment at their local secondary school – not in place of a comprehensive education, but as part of it.

Local industries will work with TAFEs and universities to design Tech School courses, so they can get the workers and skills they need.