Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre

Fleming College is constructing a new $36.6 million, 87,000 square foot trades and technology skills training facility to be located on the college’s Sutherland Campus on Brealey Drive in Peterborough.

The Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, through a unique partnership with education and industry, will teach and train students from regional secondary schools, Fleming College and regional industry. The facility will provide new space and equipment for training in areas such as carpentry, welding, plumbing and machining.

The new facility, with state-of-the art, sustainable shop facilities, smart-wired classrooms, and labs with the newest technology will be located on the Fleming’s main Sutherland Campus, offering all students access to a full suite of services and supports and a vibrant campus life.




KTTC Update: Construction is complete

September 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre (KTTC) opened its doors to students. The KTTC is a new $36.6 million, 87,000-square-foot trades and technology skills training facility that is located on the College’s Sutherland Campus on Brealey Drive in Peterborough.

The facility provides new space and equipment for training in areas such as carpentry, electrical, HRAC, plumbing and welding. It features state-of-the-art, sustainable shop facilities, smart-wired classrooms, and labs with the newest technology. A large open area, called the Skills Arena, allows students from a number of different trades programs to learn and train in one location, as they would on a construction site.

The KTTC has allowed Fleming to expand its trades and technology training space to accommodate more students and new programs. And through a unique partnership with education and industry, the facility will also teach and train students from regional secondary schools and local industry.


Below: Watch a video time lapse of the construction this new Sutherland Campus feature.





KTTC Time Lapse of Construction

May 2014

Completion of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre is scheduled for September 2014. This video time lapses the construction from the beginning of the project.





KTTC Update

February 2014

Construction on the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre is progressing with classes scheduled to start in September 2014. Here are a few photos of the facility.

The main teaching and learning space.


The hallway connecting the KTTC to the Steele Centre.


The welding lab.

KTTC Construction Update: Aerial Drone Video

October 2013

Aerial drone video captures construction progress on the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre – Oct. 3, 2013




KTTC Construction Update: Aerial Drone Photo

October 2013

KTTC Construction Update: Aerial Drone Photo

Aerial photograph of the Sutherland Campus of Fleming College featuring the ne Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre and the new Fleming Sport Fields. Oct. 3, 2013

KTTC Construction Update: Storm Water Management Pond

July 2013

Construction on a new storm water management pond is underway at the Sutherland Campus with its completion expected by October.

The storm water management pond has been mandated by the City of Peterborough to avoid the devastating effects of a 100-year flood, similar to the one experienced by the region in July 2004. The pond has been professionally engineered by D.M. Wills Engineering and meets the strict guidelines of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority and the City of Peterborough.

The storm water pond has been designed to retain all of the storm water from the entire Sutherland Campus, including the new Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre and the Fleming Sport Complex. It will collect all of the run-off on the campus and, in particular, it will filter out any sediment, salt and debris and prevent those materials from being deposited in nearby streams and watersheds.

In addition to serving as a natural refuge for wildlife, the pond will act as a retention area on the site in the event there is a storm. The water will slowly be released in a controlled way into natural streams and waterways on the campus. This will help to control and reduce downstream erosion.

As a result of the size of the pond - over an acre in area - trees adjacent to the main entrance of the campus have been removed. However, once construction is complete native grasses, shrubs and trees will be re-planted around the pond.

Storm Pond cross section



Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre at Fleming College Building Skills. Shaping Futures.

May 2013

Now is the time to make an investment in the future of skilled trades and technology for our region and our province. With your help, this facility will have a positive impact on our community and lead the way to reversing the effects of Ontario's skilled trades' shortage.





KTTC Construction: Storm Water Management Pond

April 2013

Work will soon get underway on a storm water management pond as part of the ongoing construction of the KTTC and the Fleming Sport Complex.

The pond will be located directly opposite St. Joseph's at Fleming on the southwest side of the main entrance. It will service stormwater drainage for the entire campus and has been mandated by the City of Peterborough to meet its flood regulations (the site must be able to accommodate a 100-year storm).

The college has been working with D.M. Wills engineering to ensure that the pond meets all regulatory standards, including the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority's (ORCA) environmental standards.

As part of the construction of the storm water management pond, trees will be removed and the walkway that extends from the main entrance on Brealey Drive up to the campus building will be re-oriented to run alongside the main driveway. There may be occasional lane closures as work progresses. Staff and students will be given advanced notice of any traffic interruptions.

The pond will filter all campus storm water and features a control output that will prevent erosion in downstream waterways. It will also capture sediment on-site and prevent it from entering nearby streams and creeks.




KTTC time lapse: first eight months of construction

January 2013

Completion of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre is scheduled for April 2014, and will be in full operation in September 2014. This video time lapses the first eight months of construction.





KTTC Construction: Progress to date

December 2012

  • Crane

  • Stairwell Footings

  • Retaining Wall Footings

  • Foundation

  • Formwork

Fleming College reached a major milestone in the construction of the Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre when the large construction crane was erected on-site on Nov. 26, 2012.

Also underway:

  • Footings started
  • Formwork started
  • Stairwells started
  • Elevator shaft started
  • Contracts being awarded for trades
  • Boulders removed



Construction began in August 2012.

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