Our $4.5 million Trade Training Centre was formally opened in October 2013 by Senator Mark Bishop, representing the Federal Government. The project was initiated in 2008 by the Principal, Dr Kath Partridge who, with the College Board, developed the Trade Training Centre concept.
A consortium of schools – Cannington Community College, Southern River College and Yule Brook College – with Sevenoaks as the lead school were successful in the application to the Federal Government for funding.
Our students commenced programs in the Trade Training Centre at the beginning of 2012.
Many of the students in this program are offered apprenticeships as a result of the excellent standards maintained by the Trade Training Centre.
A Year 10 preparation program runs for potential students from our consortium schools.
Entry into the Trade Training Center is competitive and is by application and interview only.
In the Metals Engineering area, students are being given access to industry standard welders, guillotines and other metal fabrication equipment. In the Automotive area, students are performing practical tasks such as engine servicing, brake checking and skimming, tyre fitting and balancing. All work is carried out to specified industry standards and students are also working towards achieving their Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) as well as completing workplace learning in their chosen field.