Technical and Working Men's College

Sydney's first technical college, which grew out of the lectures at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, and flourished for four years before the colonial government took over technical education.

Milestone
Formed
1878
Dissolved
1883
Replaced by
1883
Position
1874 - 1878
1878
Type

Technical and Working Men's College

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2011

Established as a joint enterprise by the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, the Trades and Labour Council and the Engineering Association, and run by the School of Arts, Sydney's first technical college opened its doors in 1878. Its immediate success with students, despite financial and physical difficulties, proved the need for systematic technical education in the city.