From Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio:

A cutting-edge new class will be introduced into the curriculum at Patterson River Secondary College next year.

Under the program, Year 10 students will be given the opportunity to explore subjects including electricity systems, solar generation, battery storage, data collection and analysis.

As part of this initiative, the school library will also be upgraded to become an ‘energy laboratory’, where energy data measured by sensors can be studied by students.

The innovative hands-on approach will help educate the next generation of energy professionals for the jobs of the future.

The Andrews Labor Government will also work closely with Patterson River Secondary College to develop its students energy-related skills, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

This project will also support Melbourne-based energy innovators Hux Connect, Watt Watchers and Greensense, who are supplying the sensors and data analytics equipment being used by students to measure and monitor energy use.

Quote attributable to Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio

“This initiative will help to educate the next generation of energy professionals and create pathways for students into careers in renewable energy, energy efficiency and new energy technologies.”

Quote attributable to Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny

“We’re excited to be working with Patterson River Secondary College to introduce a pioneering new class into your school curriculum next year.”