Skilling Australia Foundation
Nicholas Wyman has impacted on the lives of thousands of young Australians through his focus on promoting skilled careers and fixing a spotlight on school-to-work transition. In 2014, Wyman arranged for the Australian prime minister to join him on a visit to the first P-TECH school, located in the US city of Brooklyn. The P-TECH model is changing the way traditional high schools deliver STEM and real-world skills to students. Today, there are two such schools in Australia, located in two areas of high youth unemployment in Victoria: Newcomb Secondary College near Geelong and Federation College in Ballarat. The Australian government has since announced it will support a further 12 P-TECH schools across Australia as it continues to expand its innovation and science agenda.