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Adelaide City Electro Technology Trade Training Centre

Christian Brothers College is proud to announce the opening of the Adelaide City Electro Technology Trade Training Centre officially opened on its Wakefield Street Senior campus by Archbishop Philip Wilson and Minister Kate Ellis on August 15 2013. The occasion also marked the 135th birthday of the College.
This joint initiative  between St Mary’s College and CBC was made possible by the generosity of Federal Funding.
The Centre will commence TAFE/VET certified courses in 2014 with the introduction of Certificate II Electro Technology. The qualification will cover competencies for the Work Entry Program providing grounding in safety and basic skills and knowledge for work in any electro technology discipline.  This nationally recognised qualification provides competencies to select, assemble, set up and maintain electronic devices and 7 of the units are directly transferred to a Cert III Electro Technology – Electrician course once the student gains an Electrical Apprenticeship.
Attending the opening was the Director of EREA Dr Wayne Tisnsey, Director of Catholic Education Dr Paul Sharkey, Members of the South Australian Christian Brothers Community, Principal Eileen Young St Mary’s College and members of the College Board, Old Collegians , parents and friends.
In the Principal’s address Noel Mifsud said:
Distinguished Guests
On behalf St Mary’s and CBC communities I thank you for attending the opening of the Adelaide City Electro Technology Trade Training Centre.
In doing so I acknowledge the pioneering Christian Brothers who gave their life on this sacred ground of the Kuarna people for a better education of our young people    
This is a significant day for CBC as we celebrate our 135th birthday. 68 boys began their education at CBC in 1878. Our founding Brothers and students began their first day at CBC with their invisible suitcase of dreams.
The founding scholar’s parents many of whom were farmers and tradespeople sacrificed much to send their boys to CBC because they recognised the value of a quality education- one that would serve the minds, heart and souls of their children.
I commend the Australian Government’s commitment to the Education Revolution and specifically the Trade Training Centres in Schools Program which made this project possible.
CBC and St Mary’s are active in responding to the complexities of a globally competitive 21st century quality education for our students. We resonate with the Australian Government’s views that developing students skills to work in both traditional trades and emerging industries are critical to the future of Australia. We are proud to be active partners in that dream.
It is therefore with deep gratitude and prayer that we acknowledge the significant contribution of our other project partners including:
Catholic Education South Australia, Edmund Rice Education Australia,  Swanbury Architects , Mossop Builders,  Brian Jacobi Consulting and of course the St Mary’s and CBC College Boards and communities.


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