Supporting Our Local Community
Fortunately at MidKent College we’re no strangers to operating outside of our own four walls, so although our campuses are currently closed, teaching and learning for our students and apprentices working in businesses across the county has continued, albeit having switched to virtual classrooms. It’s been amazing to see the innovation and ingenuity on display from staff and students, and we’ve learnt some valuable lessons about digital transformation that will continue to change the way we operate long after this crisis has ended.
That said, like many businesses we’re really proud that on top of the day-job some of our staff, resources and facilities have been put to fantastic use with our community partners.
In the last two months we’ve had IT staff configuring laptops for frontline NHS staff, our PPE stocks redistributed to health workers, over thirty staff actively volunteering to befriend isolated and vulnerable residents through buying and delivering groceries, collecting prescriptions, and helping people use technology to stay connected with family and friends.
Our Maidstone campus restaurant – Oaks – is now a temporary Fareshare Kent and Family Foodbank distribution centre, and our Medway restaurant – McLeods - is preparing 100 meals each day for Street Angels.
Thank you to our staff, and staff from businesses across the county who are striving together to help our communities – we really appreciate your work.