The Trades and Technology Centre of Excellence at Hallam Secondary College is an exciting local initiative for senior secondary education programs in the south east of Melbourne.
Incorporating the Hallam Valley Trade Training Centre which provides state of the art training facilities across three sites (with the main site at the Hallam Secondary College), students have access to high quality programs and on-going career advice and support. As one of the largest school providers of vocational education and training, our aim is to provide students with real opportunities and support to learn and develop the skills and industry knowledge required to make them “in demand” for employers.
Strategically located in Hallam, the Centre takes advantage of proximity to industry and further education and training institutions to provide options and support during and beyond school. Through Work Experience, Structured Workplace Learning or School Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships, students have the opportunity to access on the job experience to complement their program. Engaging with the workplace they get a taste for their chosen career before completing school and moving on to further education and training or employment.
With our highly qualified and experienced teachers maintaining their industry links and contacts, and in conjunction with the staff in our Pathways Hub, students are provided with up to date information about their career pathways. Students may enrol directly into the school to take advantage of the many programs on offer or opt for one of the programs at the school offered through the South East Local Learning and Employment Network VET in Schools programs.
State Of The Art Facilities
The excellent facilities for the programs at Hallam Secondary College were developed with funding from the Trades Training Centres in Schools program. Seven schools have partnered to provide a range of programs through the TTC across three sites with the major facility being at Hallam. Through its Year 10 curriculum, Hallam Secondary College also offers one semester trades taster electives to help students with their subject selections in the senior certificates. Industry standard training facilities have been purpose built to support the programs but are also used for to compliment studies in VCE, VCAL and Year 10. Programs associated with the Trades and Technology Centre of Excellence are part of the suite of programs offered though the Hallam Valley Trades Training Centre.