Kool Kids Training College undertakes rebuild of new headquarters
Early childhood focused registered training organisation Kool Kids Training College (KKTC) has commenced a total rebuild of its newly purchased headquarters at 106 Queen Street Southport, on Queensland’s Gold Coast.
The College anticipates opening the facility, on the corner of Ferry and Queen Streets, in October 2021.
“We’re planning for a time in the not too distant future when we can welcome students back into our training rooms,” College Manager Sam Hendry said, noting that the provider has a vision to create the best training facility in the early childhood education sector in Australia for both its domestic and international students.
The new KKTC Training Headquarters will feature:
– Total Training Room area of 153 sqm;
– Two state of the art technology equipped rooms with presenter tracking cameras so that lectures have an enhanced interactivity for those students offsite; and,
– 51 sqm of onsite collaborative meeting space for post lecture review sessions along with an alfresco area and onsite gym.
The headquarters is also a short walk to the Scarborough Street Light Rail and diagonally opposite the $500 million Queens Street Village mega development at the old Gold Coast Hospital site.
“This investment represents our confidence in vocational education and in Southport,” Mr Hendry said.
“The recent 2021 Muval Index which showed more Aussies are moving to Southport than any other area in Queensland. With increased migration there is a natural growth in the demand for childcare and by association training in the sector,” he continued.
“This is an eight year journey to where we are today. From a start up RTO we have come a long way and we now support hundreds of centres and thousands of students from Melbourne to Cairns and in between.”
“Our Mayor Tom Tate often talks about the Gold Coast as Australia’s Favourite Classroom and we firmly believe our State of the Art Classroom(s) will be a favourite for students wanting to embark on a career in early childhood education and care.”
COVID-19 has been “a gut punch” to the training sector, Mr Hendry said, and has seen many educational institutions hit the wall.
“We have had to pivot across all States where we train, notably during lockdowns but thankfully we are a fully cloud-based RTO and have a resilient cohort of students who have continued to front up and progress with their training regardless of the troubled waters COVID-19 presents,” he added, saying that KKTC remains positive about the future.
For more information about KKTC, see here.