New food tech centre opens at Salesian College

Sunbury MP Josh Bull and Salesian College principal Mark Brockhus opening the new food tech centre. (Supplied)

Elsie Lange

A new food studies centre at Salesian College was opened by Sunbury MP Josh Bull at the end of last month, in the first stage of an exciting three part development.

The food centre includes two kitchens, two classrooms, a preparation area and an outdoor ampitheatre, partly by a $5 million Victorian government grant which was matched by the college.

According to the college, the design and modern facilities would provide opportunities for “educational innovation”, and enable students to develop skills and “familiarise themselves with concepts and industries relevant to modern times.

The next stages of the development will include a science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) center and a Wood and Manufacturing Design Learning centre.

Stage two of the development, a multi-level STEAM centre, is expected to begin soon and the third stage to start later this year.

Salesian College principal Mark Brockhus said the development of the learning spaces “will provide invaluable opportunities for future focused learning and teaching”.

Mr Bull said there were “entire, thriving, growth industries today that didn’t exist a generation ago”.

“And there will be new careers emerging that don’t exist today,” Mr Bull said.

“Students need modern learning environments to keep pace, and to thrive in this exciting future.”