Discover the inspirational stories behind our passionate students and teachers – past and present.
Staff member, Collingwood Technical School 1927 – 1961.
It’s been a wild ride for Amy Findlay, NMIT graduate and lead singer of Stonefield.
In 1949 in his first year at Preston Tech, Bill Lawry was recognised for his prowess with a cricket bat.
My ancestors were boilermakers who came from Scotland and settled in Collingwood.
A practical grounding gave this apprentice cabinet maker the ability to turn his hand to just about anything.
Chris took valuable lessons and skills from his time at Collingwood Technical School.
Elise was a gifted student who was not engaged at secondary school, and drifted aimlessly.
Graduating from Preston Tech with excellent problem solving skills and a great right hook!
George Henry Thomas
A connection with Collingwood Technical School spanning nearly 60 years.
Georgia Fields, took out top prize in the NMIT Songwriters' Competition.
I started work at Collingwood Technical School in January 1977
Jack Adams only spent one year at Collingwood Tech but it remains as one of his fondest memories.
NMIT has been a part of Joe’s life for over 47 years.
Ken attended Preston Technical School (PTS) from 1937-39
He has never forgotten those early beginnings at Collingwood Tech
A Preston Tech boy who bowled to Lawry at lunchtimes and played with Barassi on weekends.
Norm Shearer has contributed a great deal to make NMIT what it is today.
Tom Thrupp was born on September 22, 1903, in the gold mining town of Cue, WA.
My technical education set me up for a life of adventure and achievement.
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When Ron Barassi started as a student at Preston Technical School in 1948, it was the beginning of a new era in his life.
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