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Interreg Two Seas Programme (BHC21)

Working in partnership with University of Greenwich, Tavistock Group and Kent County Council, MidKent College will train two groups of Engineering students in an accelerated 12 week programme.

This innovative partnership approach to learning will combine a range of new technologies, working closely with local industry and our partners to train students to deliver ‘work ready’ engineers.

Group 1 - skilled engineers in Employment that will study under the guidance of Greenwich University to become Learning Coach/Mentors.

Group 2 - three cohorts of DWP-referred students joining MidKent College  to learn a range of practical machining skills, based on the City and Guilds Level 1 Award -Introductory Welding Skills,  (MIG) Welding. Recognising that students may present with barriers to learning, the programme will commence with key confidence and skill-building sessions delivered by Tavistock Group. 

The College is committed to: 

  • Making a positive contribution to the local economy by training or upskilling DWP students in the shortage area of Engineering
  • Partnering with University of Greenwich to design and deliver ‘train the trainers’ with local employers
  • Providing an accelerated learning programme for DWP clients, using interactive learning programmes, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality tools to develop cutting-edge engineering skills in our students
  • Preparing students for employment and/or further training by building skills, confidence and study techniques.