The high-tech future is now for Ballarat students who will explore technology-based solutions to real world problems at the new Ballarat Tech School.
Premier Daniel Andrews and education minister James Merlino yesterday officially opened the Ballarat Tech School, the third of 10 tech schools to be built across the state.
About 10,000 students from 15 Ballarat secondary schools will visit Ballarat Tech School each year to take part in specialised learning.
The new school includes an IT and virtual reality lab and project spaces dedicated to regional industry areas including health science, new energy technologies, food and fibre, advanced manufacturing and IT.
Mr Merlino said yesterday the school had received additional funding to open a space on the top floor to allow the general community to engage in science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning and to run adult education.
He also said the government was in the final stages of negotiations over land for a state primary school in Lucas, with a conclusion likely in the next month or so.