The Gippsland Tech School has opened its doors to Gippsland secondary students today.

Year 8 students from Traralgon Secondary College were the first class to get a look at the brand new building as they begin studies under the watchful eye of Tech School staff.

Gippsland Tech School Director, Paul Boys, is pleased that the construction phase has finally been completed.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Traralgon College as our first class in the Gippsland Tech School at the beginning of Term 2. The students came with enthusiasm and drive to do their best in the activities that we set around Virtual Reality, Robotics and Program Design using the Laser Cutter,” Paul said.

“As we expected, the students have exceeded our expectations and have adapted to the new technologies with vigour and creativity.”

The Gippsland Tech School is one of 10 tech schools being built across Victoria and is the fourth school to open so far. The school will focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and maths with direct links to Gippsland’s primary industries to improve employment pathways for people across the region. It will have a local industry focus on growth areas within the region such as food and fibre, health, new energy and advanced manufacturing.

Under the auspices of Federation Training, the Tech School will work in close collaboration with partner secondary schools across Gippsland, to showcase the learning opportunities befitting the skills required for the jobs of the future.

The official opening of the Gippsland Tech School is scheduled to take place on Thursday 26 April at 10.30am when Victorian government ministers and invited guests gather at the Morwell facility to celebrate another milestone in the development of Tech Schools across the state.