Plainland Trade Training Centre opens at Faith Lutheran

CAREER BOOST: Faith Lutheran College students James Emmerson and Aidan Thomas in the new Plainland Trade Training Centre.
CAREER BOOST: Faith Lutheran College students James Emmerson and Aidan Thomas in the new Plainland Trade Training Centre. Amy Lyne

TOMORROW'S men and women will be learning their trade in a new state of the art facility.

Last week, the Plainland Trade Training Centre was officially opened at Faith Lutheran College.

The $1.5 million federally funded building was opened by Faith Lutheran College principal Janelle Anderson, Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz and dedicated by Reverend Noel Noack.

The building includes facilities for the teaching of electric, construction, engineering and automotive work.

While currently used by the students of Faith Lutheran College, in the future it will be open to the public, the first of its kind in the Lockyer Valley.

Mrs Anderson said the facility would place the college on the cutting edge of the enhancement of the community through vocational programs.

"Our students have been grateful through the generous donation of vehicles from Ross Llewellyn and Mr Bill Curnow and his exciting partially complete Lotus 7 replica and Nissan Skyline GTR engine as well as Honda motors from their head office," she said.

Student Cody Cranston jumped at the chance to work in the facility.

"It is awesome and gives us a lot more room to work. It gives us more practice with machines too," he said.

Cody hopes to one day become a heavy diesel mechanic, and he hopes the things he will learn in the building will help him in the future.

Mr Buchholz said the facility would give students the very best chance at future employment and a competitive advantage in the industry they choose.

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