Friday, 5 June 2015

Investment in Dover campus benefits Kent companies

Students in Dover are not the only beneficiaries from a £2.9 million investment in new facilities at East Kent College, which is helping to transform the campus.

Thanks to East Kent College’s commitment to supporting Kent companies, it appointed RAP Interiors and Benning Brothers to help create the new skills and training facilities.

Since East Kent College took over the Dover campus from the former K College in 2014, it has strengthened its relations with the local business community by creating a campus that will benefit the business community in Dover.

Students can now benefit from industry-relevant learning environments to support their career ambitions. The Engineering Centre will make use of the latest mechanical, electrical, pneumatics and robotics equipment while the Hospitality Training Facility features an air cabin and check in customer service facility and a reception desk, enabling students to practice customer service skills. 

For those studying computing, three suites are decked out with high spec IT equipment, while the automotive area includes industry leading Level 3 facilities, enabling learners to experience real work-related activity. 

The Plumbing Centre has been equipped with practical workshops and classrooms while those studying hairdressing will train in two professional salons.

The campus currently has 350 students, of which 240 are aged between 16-18, but East Kent College plans to cater for 500 learners and apprentices in the future.

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