Melbourne West Trade Training Centre-Harvester Technical College Official Opening

Hon. Senator Scott Ryan unveiling plaqueOn 11 September 2014, Sunshine College Principal, Tim Blunt, and Harvester Technical College Campus Principal, Mandy Patmore, hosted the official opening of the Melbourne West TTC-Harvester Technical College site.




The ceremony was attended and officially opened by the Hon. Senator Scott Ryan-Parliament Secretary for Education.

The new trade training centre was named the the H.V. McKay Building and hosts building and construction, engineering, bricklaying and hairdressing.  Mr Scott McKay represented the McKay family at the ceremony.  At the conclusion of the opening ceremony a tour of the facility was offered.

Engineering Workshop Engine lathesPlasma cutter





The Brimbank/Melton LLEN played the key role in developing the Melbourne West TTC partnership of ten schools and securing the funding for the project.

The other four sites in the Melbourne West TTC comprise:

  • Caroline Chisholm Catholic College (Lead School) – electrotechnology
  • Footscray City College – avionics, horticulture
  • St Albans Secondary College – hospitality
  • Victoria University Secondary College – plastering/painting and decorating/refrigeration and airconditioning/telecommunications

The total project attracted $12.9million funding from the Federal Government.