Official Opening of the Northern College of the Arts & Technology, Trade Training Centre
On Wednesday 16th May, the Northern College of the Arts and Technology (NCAT) Trade Training Centre was officially opened by the Hon Martin Ferguson, Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Tourism and Member for Batman.
A landmark in sustainability in Technology education, the facility boasts a host of innovative design and construction features, including rammed earth walls, rooftop solar workspaces, and equipment expressly designed to embed sustainability into Trades and Technology practices.
Over 250 guests, staff and students attended the function. Amongst the guests were Jenny Mikakos State Labor MP for Northern Metropolitan Region and Shadow Minister for Children & Young Adults, Youth Justice and Seniors & Ageing, Anthony Carbines, Member for Ivanhoe Steve Herbert, Member for Eltham and Shadow Minister for Higher Education and Skills as well as over 100 senior executives and managers from a range of Industries, Organisations and Tertiary Institutions, Principals from partner and regional schools and personnel from DEECD regional and central offices.
All were very impressed with the building, the programs and partnerships NCAT have established. The new Trade Training Centre at the Northern College of the Arts & Technology is remarkable for both it's innovative construction and design, and for its focus on sustainability training.
The official opening was the culmination of work that began more than ten years ago. NCAT’s vision was to provide state of the art Technology facilities and quality courses to attract young people to areas of skills shortages that would meet regional training needs. The NCAT Trade Training Centre is the final stage in this journey. Having already invested $5 million in our original Technology facilities, the additional $12 million centre will provide young people with the most extensive, state of the art Trades and Technology facilities in a Victorian school and provide training in a broad range of traditional and emerging trades and technologies.
NCAT offers Technology training in the following areas: Automotive Technology, Building & Construction, Electrotechnology, Engineering, Furniture Making, Integrated Technologies, Manufacturing Technology, Musical Instrument Making & Repair, Plumbing, Product Design & Technology (Wood / Metal) and Systems Engineering
The College will also hold a Community Open Day on Saturday August 25th where people of all ages can tour the new facilities and enjoy some hands on demonstrations and entertainment.
For further details please visit www.ncat.vic.edu.au or contact
Daniel Knott ph. 0415 556 084 or 94781333
Northern College of the Arts & Technology (NCAT)
62 Murray road