Words from the Director
20 November 2020

Was a fantastic fortnight we have had at the Tech School.

On Wednesday, schools from across the State came together virtually for their final session of our Introduction to Entrepreneur Program for high ability students. This program is run in partnership with Melbourne Innovation Centre (MIC) and students had the opportunity to deliver an ‘elevator pitch’ presenting their innovation in front of CEO David Williamson from MIC for feedback. Many of these students will apply to our Student Start-Up Academy intensive five day program, launching again in 2021 via application at http://studentstartup.org.au

Our after school club – The Lab Greensborough, for young people with high functioning Autism and Asperger’s continues virtually on a Wednesday afternoon. The Lab has received quite a bit of news coverage across Australia this week, so we are getting a lot of interest for 2021 enrolments. This program will continue face to face in Term one next year, pending approval from Government for the mixing of students. Additionally, our Youth Maker Lab – a Maker Space running virtually during COVID-19, in partnership with Nillumbik Council continues on a Tuesday and we look forward to launching face to face in 2021!

Our week culminated with the launch of our 2021 programs yesterday afternoon. It was great to see so many of our Teacher Ambassadors, Principals and Committee Members in attendance, with bookings already starting to come in this morning for next year. We have some great new programs including a one day Industry Tech Taster in partnership with Melbourne Polytechnic and an immersion program in partnership with CSIRO – Bees with Backpacks, delivered across multiple Tech Schools.

Schools and community can visit our programs page to learn more about our 2021 programs and after school clubs. Teachers can book programs via our automated booking form.

Skylie Massingham
Director Banyule Nillumbik Tech School