The Casey Tech School (CTS) has been officially opened, providing local students with a shared learning facility that will deliver hi-tech, leading-edge courses that give them the skills they need to secure the jobs of tomorrow.

At CTS, students from 21 secondary schools in the region will have access to programs that focus on health, medical and biomedical technology, and high-tech manufacturing. The state-of-the-art facilities include a biomedical laboratory, a robotics and virtual reality laboratory, and video production and digital media studios. 

Chisholm CEO Dr Rick Ede said the facility was the result of a partnership between Chisholm, the state government, local industry and schools.

“We want to ensure that every student has the opportunity to access world class learning right here in Casey. The expertise of our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths educators will be of significant benefit to the 22,000 students from across the region who will have access to these new facilities and the training developed by Chisholm,” Dr Rick Ede said. 

Located at Chisholm’s Berwick campus, CTS Director Ben Jenkinson said the new facility offered free access to programs aligned with growing industries in the region.

“Casey Tech School has been co-designed with industry and the community to help students to develop the skills and experience needed to prosper in a rapidly changing world.

“By undertaking hands-on projects with inquiry based learning, students will develop skills in design, collaboration and critical and creative thinking using a range of the latest health and medical technologies, as well as high-tech manufacturing equipment,” Mr Jenkinson said.

Minister for Education James Merlino visited Chisholm’s Berwick campus today to officially open the facility, which is one of 10 tech schools in Victoria. 

“Casey Tech School will give students access to the latest technology and a chance to work on solving real-life problems provided by industry,” Minister Merlino said.