"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
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.
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 young learners today. This is what TechTrain is all about.”
Christo holds an MA, an MBA, and graduated from Tech Elevator (USA) coding bootcamp in Full Stack Web App Design.
Coming from a background in software systems and business development, Cian has over 18 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.
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.
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.
A seasoned education management professional; parents who have the opportunity to speak with Trang immediately sense a caring and knowledgeable partner in crafting the best solutions for their child's learning and development.
Trang works closely with our faculty to put shape to each student’s learning pathway, ensuring a challenging, exciting, and productive learning experience for all.
When not guiding a diverse mix of cohorts through a wide range of platforms and proficiencies on a weekly basis, Gleb can be found developing in-house systems and tinkering with our 2D and 3D design programs. In Gleb, our learners find a caring, intelligent and reliable guide through the TechTrain universe, and a mentor to support in projects that exceed even their own expectations.