Tech School Workshop Opportunities for Teens

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Tech School Workshop Opportunities for Teens

By Miriam Mollema

The Victorian government has recently opened various new Tech Schools.

Recently, I met with the Executive Director (Marc) and Director (Skylie) of two of the new Tech Schools; the one in the shires of Banyule-Nillumbik and one in Whittlesea.

My aim was to see what the facilities were like and what opportunities there may be for home educated secondary students to access them. I came away feeling quite excited as to what these two people/facilities can offer us (and potentially others too).

This facility runs workshops for two or three consecutive days on a particular topic where the kids have an issue, need to come up with a solution via; storyboards, sketching, cardboard design, 3D digital design and presentation (printing, laser cutting machines etc).

They have offered us an amazing opportunity to run two pilot programs for our home ed teens (strictly in years 7-12). After which they will present what happened to the other Tech Schools, so that they may too offer it to home educators!

For this particular pilot program you don’t need to live in the catchment area to participate.

There is a minimum and maximum number of students allowed, so I am seeking an expression of interest and eventual booking. Your child will need to commit to going to each of the days that are in the workshop (2 or 3).

Design Challenge (2 days)
Lamp Design
28 & 29 November

Waste Inquiry (3 days)
War on Waste
17-19 December



Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School
61 Civic Drive

Email me at to register your interest ASAP. I cannot guarantee you a spot – but will do my best.



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