KTTC Celebrates 10 Year Milestone
Ten years ago, King’s Christian College recognised the need to offer an alternative option for students who aspired to complete a trade, rather than pursue university entry. Leveraging King’s incredible campus facilities and strong Christian culture, King’s Trade Training Centre (KTTC) welcomed its first students in 2012. From Day One, KTTC’s Director, Mr Glenn Maleham, led the Centre with a strong vision for equipping students with academic and vocational skills, while developing their character and mindsets for success. KTTC continually focussed on helping each student identify their personality style and strengths for their best possible career choices.
KTTC'S inaugural cohort included 20 Year 11 and 12 students who completed their QCE (where eligible) as well as a Certificate III in either Hairdressing, Retail Baking, Commercial Cooking or Automotive. In the years that followed, KTTC grew rapidly in student numbers and course offerings, while maintaining their small class sizes of 20 students. Their facilities expanded to include more classrooms, a commercial teaching kitchen, a recreational basketball court and onsite salon for hair and beauty students. They developed robust partnerships with a number of renowned training providers to deliver certificate courses across many VET pathways and today they have 128 students enrolled and undertaking 29 different pathways. Countless KTTC students have graduated from the Centre as confident young men and women, and they are now enjoying exciting and rewarding careers across a range of industries.
KTTC's 10-Year Celebration Event
On Thursday, 27 October, KTTC was pleased to host a special event at King's to commemorate its 10-year milestone. Over 70 alumni, current staff and students, and industry partners, attended the event where they enjoyed a live performance from our talented musician and current KTTC student, Charlie Mitchell, and heard from KTTC alumni about their careers beyond King's. The group enjoyed wood-fired pizzas and a special celebratory cake, as well as an informal speech from KTTC's Director, Mr Glenn Maleham, who reflected on the Centre's success and future plans. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the first 10 years of KTTC!