The Sunshine Coast Technical Trade Training Centre (SCTTTC) was built in 2010 to offer senior student pathways into the construction industry. Our centre is situated directly behind Caloundra State High School and was intentionally constructed at the southern end of the Sunshine Coast to capitalise on the upcoming expansion of this area. Students come from a wide area across the Sunshine Coast, from Beerwah to Noosa.
The centre began with a small group of students from 4 founding partner schools—Beerwah State High School, Caloundra State High School, Kawana Waters State College and Meridan State College. SCTTTC has experienced enormous growth since opening in 2011, with current students from 38 different schools, both state and private.
SCTTTC offers pathways through a range of trade and technical training areas for students in Years 11 and 12. Programs are designed to provide students with practical training in their chosen field, as well as providing valuable employability skills and opportunities to link with industry and accredited training providers.
Our students attend SCTTTC one day per week to undertake their chosen certificate course while completing a normal school timetable at their base school for the remaining four days of the week. Classes at SCTTTC begin at 8.30am and conclude at 3.00pm.
Training at the SCTTTC combines with student learning programs that are negotiated in a personalised Senior Education and Training plan (SET Plan). Student pathways include a combination of school, SCTTTC and work placement designed to support student learning while being tailored to meet individual needs. We have a heavy focus on job readiness preparation through engagement with industry mentors and on-the-job experience spent in the workplace.
Our focus is to provide students with valuable, high-quality training. We offer a high standard of real trade skills, producing employable young people who are work ready and a step ahead of the rest.
SCTTTC offers specific, quality course delivery and successfully achieves a high percentage of student employment outcomes. Because of this, we are now well-regarded in the local community, industry and education sectors.