Mock air cabin and check-in desk among new facilities at East Kent College after £2.9m investment


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A mock air cabin and check-in desk are among the new facilities students at a Kent college will be able to use after a £2.9 million investment.

Trainees can practice their customer service skills at the new equipment in East Kent College, which has transformed its campus in Dover with the cash.

Bosses have also splashed out on the latest mechanical, electrical, pneumatics and robotics equipment for its engineering centre.

Students can improve their customer service skills in a mock air cabin built at East Kent College's Dover campus
Students can improve their customer service skills in a mock air cabin built at East Kent College's Dover campus

Three new suites have been decked out in high spec IT equipment for students studying computing, while new workshops and classrooms have been built for the plumbing centre.

Two professional salons have been developed for hairdressing tuition.

Principal Graham Razey said: “We’ve worked hard to create a campus that will benefit the business community here in Dover, as well as young people seeking fresh opportunities.

“Our vocational training space has been designed to develop future employees armed with the skills the local economy really needs.”

The engineering facilities have been improved at East Kent College's Dover campus
The engineering facilities have been improved at East Kent College's Dover campus

Dover campus principal Victoria Copp-Crawley said: “Each specialist area has its own floor in the main building so students can immerse themselves in their studies.

“We are now keen to continue developing relationships with local employers who can provide us with industry knowledge and ensure we are sending students into the world with the skills they need to be employable.”

Young people interested in studying at East Kent College’s Dover campus can attend a careers fair at the Maison Dieu Road site on Tuesday, June 30, from 4pm to 7pm.

East Kent College has invested £2.9 million in new equipment at its Dover campus
East Kent College has invested £2.9 million in new equipment at its Dover campus

The campus has 350 students, of which 240 are aged between 16 to 18.

The college plans to cater for 500 learners and apprentices on the site in the future.

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