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The world of Further Education can be quite a mystery to those who haven’t gone through it, let alone all of the other opportunities provided by East Kent Colleges Group.
Aside from our Colleges, Sixth Form, and Apprenticeships, we also run the top-rated hotel in Kent on TripAdvisor – The Yarrow Hotel in Broadstairs – and several employability centres.
Press visits can be a great way of:
- Finding out how the world of Further Education works;
- Experiencing and reviewing our hotel;
- Getting the views of young people, both on education and the wider world;
- Seeing how we encourage life-long learning through adult courses;
- Learning how we engage with and bolster skills in our local communities;
- The benefits East Kent Colleges Group brings to Kent’s economy and workforce;
We will completely facilitate your visit, directing you to the subject areas or business units most suited to your enquiry.
Upon receiving Levelling Up funding for the EKC MargateDigital project, East Kent Colleges Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Graham Razey OBE, said: “This funding will help bring EKC MargateDigital to life, helping to grow new high skills, high wage jobs across Thanet and the wider East Kent area. It’s a really exciting prospect which will bring education, business and those looking to train and develop together, ensuring that the right skills are being developed in this growing area of our economy. Now that we have the funding in place, we’re looking forward to getting on with the business of developing and delivering this new provision for the Thanet community we proudly serve.”
Graham Razey, Chief Executive Officer for East Kent Colleges Group said: “The news that this would receive funding was certainly cause for celebration, as it’s a truly exciting project for the whole of the Ashford borough.
“We’re exploring the various curriculum opportunities we could deliver within the development, as part of a real marriage between industry and education, ensuring the community we serve gets the skills they need.
“This funding will help this new project take another step forward.”
Who is East Kent Colleges Group?
East Kent Colleges Group is the leading provider of technical and vocational education in East Kent, giving opportunities to more than 14,000 students. Building on the success of its six Colleges, the Group offers learning from nursery age through to Higher Education.
With Colleges in Ashford, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Sheppey, as well as an adult training unit, an award-winning hotel and a Multi Academy Trust, East Kent Colleges Group is a major educational institution which serves the whole of the East Kent region.
The Group seeks to make a practical and positive difference for the six districts in which it operates, celebrating the transformative power of education and skills for each student, their family, and the communities within which they live and work.
Firm believers in lifelong learning, East Kent Colleges Group provides adult education and skills training as well as continuing professional development for companies. And, with more than 1,500 staff, it is also a key anchor organisation in East Kent, turning over circa £65m per annum.
East Kent Colleges Group’s full list of Colleges is below:
- EKC Ashford College
- EKC Broadstairs College
- EKC Canterbury College
- EKC Dover College
- EKC Folkestone College
- EKC Sheppey College
EKC Group’s full list of Business Units is below: