Published: 08:00, 12 June 2014 |
Updated: 09:20, 12 June 2014
Pupils recently attended an open day at the track as part of an Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) level-two motorsport maintenance course they are studying for.
In the past few months, EKC was praised for its outstanding leadership in an Ofsted report, and received a Beacon Award for internships designed for people aged 16 to 24.
This summer, K College’s campuses at Dover and Folkestone will become part of EKC.
The race track’s managing director, Willie Woods, said: “This is a great opportunity for Lydden Hill to welcome local students to come here and learn how motorsport works.
"Our ethos here is to learn from those around you, and this will fit very well with the similar approach taken by EKC.
“We really believe that by working together, we can guide and assist the students to learn about motor sport and all its facets here at a local venue.
“This is a venture that we have thought long and hard about, and we are delighted it is a reality.”
The students will learn about circuit planning, marketing, media and PR, safety, event planning and maintenance of the venue and competition cars.
Stuart Cumming, automotive programme director at EKC, said: “It is great news that we now have a partnership with Lydden Hill.
“The fact that we have a major race circuit so close, will mean we can drive the education of our students further.
“We can increase what we can offer them in terms of experience and learning for the duration of their IMI motorsport maintenance studies.”
He added: “It is terrific for students to be able to engage in several streams of motorsport at Lydden.”
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Find out what's going on in the garden, with Kent expert Lucy Hewett's weekly update.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.