Key to the success of St Patrick’s Technical College are our Community and Industry Partnerships.
The College’s partnerships with industry associations, employers, training providers and group training organisations, are used to enhance our programs and source apprenticeship opportunities for students.
MAJOR TRAINING PARTNER
St Patrick’s Technical College is proud to work with TAFE SA as our major training partner.
Under our cooperative agreement, TAFE SA audits every aspect of the pre-vocational programs at St Patrick’s Technical College and is the issuer of qualifications received by students.
St Patrick’s has successfully assisted in the placement over 500 students into apprenticeships since 2007. This represents a significant investment by our partner employers not only in their own businesses but in the future of our state.
GROUP TRAINING ORGANISATIONS
St Patrick’s Technical College is a member of Group Training Australia (South Australia) and works with all its member organisations to bring about employment outcomes for students.
REGISTERED TRAINING ORGANISATIONS
St Patrick’s Technical College works with employers to ensure that any apprentice they select from the College is trained with their Registered Training Organisation (RTO) of choice during their apprenticeship. This has lead to partnerships with many RTOs operating in South Australia and interstate.
BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM PARTNERS
Our highly successful and award winning Building & Construction program would not be possible without the support of our program partners.
AUTOMOTIVE (HEAVY VEHICLE) PROGRAM PARTNERS
A key part of the College’s Automotive (Heavy Vehicle) program are the Structured Work Placement (SWP) components undertaken with our program partners.
MINING & RESOURCES PROGRAMS PARTNER
The Resource & Engineering Skills Alliance (RESA) has been instrumental in assisting St Patrick’s Technical College develop our new Mining & Resources course.
St Patrick’s Technical College is able to offer a limited number of scholarship opportunities to students each year thanks to the generous support of our Scholarship Partners.
St Patrick’s Technical College has Memoranda of Understanding with these local schools to provide pathways from Year 10 into our specialist Year 11/12 program. St Patrick’s participates in careers events, SACE information sessions and subject counselling sessions at these schools. We work with them to develop focused Year 10 curriculum for students preparing to move to St Patrick’s in Year 11.
AUSTRALIAN APPRENTICESHIPS CENTRES
Australian Apprenticeships Centres (AACs) are contracted by the Australian Government to provide information, administration services and support to employers and apprentices. St Patrick’s Technical College works with all four AACs contracted in South Australia.
St Patrick’s Technical College is grateful to our Industry Partners who support our annual awards. Below are our 2012 Awards Sponsors.