About Us

At TechTrain, we know that tech literacy is essential for the 21st century learner; it trains the mind to think, and equips us for the challenges of Industry 4.0.

Our international team of education and tech specialists design and deliver learning paths and solutions to captivate individual students, and to drive our clients' learning brands forward.

Tomorrow’s leaders learn at TechTrain!

Words from our Founder

"My generation has witnessed digital technologies steadily appear in every aspect of our lives, impacting the way we work, travel, shop, learn and even play.

I founded TechTrain with the firm belief that technology should not dominate the lives of our children! They must become more than simple technology consumers by engaging with it in healthy and useful ways. They must learn to harness it, to shape it, and to create it, in order to meet the major challenges in their lives, in professional and social contexts, and at local and global scales.

Education is being disrupted worldwide, and a rethink of how we teach and learn is underway. TechTrain's vision is to adapt the 'toolkit' that a school provides to its students, allowing them to become the effective problem-solvers and leaders of the future. This toolkit integrates tech literacy and global awareness with a mix of essential skills: critical-collaborative-computational thinking abilities, based in, and through, English language acquisition."

Christo Hughes, Founder & CEO

Our Methodology

Our Methodology

Through workshop environments and project-based learning, students apply technology concepts to solve real problems. TechTrain's in-house developed short courses, and long-form curricula, move students up through essential coding concepts,  game creation, robotics, app build, and more.

We teach more than how to code, we show students how to be critical, creative thinkers. And we go even further still; integrating important 21st century themes of global and environmental awareness, sustainability and social responsibility, students become empowered, smarter and more responsible.

Meet The Team

Christo Hughes
Founder & CEO
Oxford, UK

With 15 years living and working in Asia Pacific, Christo is well known for actively embracing the cultures and languages he encounters. Ten years in Vietnam and an excellent command of Vietnamese are evidence of his special commitment to the country and its path forward.

Former roles saw him leading a 6 country network of training and sourcing teams, responsible for team-building, implementing and deploying training systems. "Selecting the knowledge and skills that matter... delivering them so they are retained and effectively applied is of critical importance to Vietnam's young learners today. This is what TechTrain is all about.”

Christo holds an MA, an MBA, and graduated from Tech Elevator (USA) coding camp, where he is also an early stage investor. The school has campuses in 8 major US cities, and ranked first in CIRR's USA graduate placement tables in 2018 and 2019.

Cian O'Fearghail
COO
Ireland

TechTrain’s COO, Cian, has over 16 years of experience in senior leadership roles ranging from hospitality and education management to IT and management consulting.

With unbridled energy, endless optimism, and a passion for the intersection of people and technology, TechTrain’s vision and values could not be more aligned with Cian’s own.

Alex
Academic Lead
USA

Unlocking passion’s potential through technology

TechTrain’s Academic Lead, Alex Shaw, keeps TechTrain on track when it comes to course development and delivery. Embodying the values of both TechTrain and STEAM education to the core, Alex’s IT background and teaching experience combines beautifully to guide our students through TechTrain's carefully curated courses, and for some lucky students, even being taught by him too.

Navie
Education Consultant
Vietnam

Setting new standards where 5 star service and care meets tech education.

Having developed her natural care and attention to detail managing event sales in the luxury hospitality industry, Navie is most parents’ and students' first point of contact on the TechTrain journey. Remarkably familiar with our valued students and parents, Navie ensures everyone's learning experience is tailored just for them, engaging their interests in new and exciting ways.

Tri
Technical Lead
Vietnam

Moving fast, making things

Simply put, we are yet to encounter a systems challenge that is beyond Tri’s capabilities. TechTrain’s problem solving approach is deeply instilled in Tri, as every challenge is met with a solution to keep things moving along the critical path for our students, team and school.

Anthony Hughes
Business and Education Partner
USA

Anthony is currently the CEO of Tech Elevator, USA, a demand-driven in-person educational platform designed to support rapid acquisition of technology skills for careers.

Anthony previously served as President of the Software Craftsmanship Guild, a coding bootcamp in Ohio, USA. Prior to that, Anthony founded the Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program at JumpStart, Ohio, in partnership with MIT, which matched successful entrepreneurs with budding technology start-ups in mentoring relationships. In his advisory role, Anthony brings invaluable perspectives to TechTrain.

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