Kent & Medway Skills Bus

The Kent Skills Bus is a partnership between the three Kent further education partners, East Kent Colleges Group, MidKent College, North Kent College and Runway Training. The bus showcases three Kent based projects that are funded by the Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF).

East Kent Colleges Group –
Health and Care Project

Focusing on Digital skills and innovation in Health and Care: a trailblazing project to attract new entrants to the workforce, increase the digital skills of the sector, and support the sector to develop innovative applications of care technologies to provide efficient and tailored health and care solutions.

MidKent College Group –
Retrofit Project

Net Zero Construction Skills Centre being built: Bridging Industry Gaps, developing domestic retrofit skills and Embracing New Technologies. Net Zero Construction Skills: Bridging Industry Gaps, developing domestic retrofit skills and Embracing New Technologies – Supporting the future Construction workforce to achieve Net Zero.

North Kent College Group –
Engineering & Manufacturing Project 

This project will increase the capacity and capability of the Regions Further Education providers to support employers to train their existing and future workforce in higher technical and digital skills needed by modern manufacturing businesses.     

Come and find out more about the projects and see the bus at a location near you. See below for full schedule.

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Week 1

Launch week

5th of February

Selco Builders Warehouse – Car Park
Anthony’s Way, Medway City Estate, Rochester
ME2 4DW
10am – 3pm

6th

Sittingbourne – Sainsburys Car Park, Avenue of Remembrance,
ME10 4DN
10am – 3pm

7th

Sunpier House
Medway Street, Chatham
ME4 4HF
10 – 3pm

8th

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (Medway)
Innovation Centre, Maidstone Road Medway,
ME5 9FD
12pm-2.30pm

9th

MEP Ltd, unit BB, St Michaels Cl, Aylesford
ME20 7BU
10am – 3pm

Week 2

Half-term

12th

Morrisons Car Park
Strood Retail Park
Commercial Road
Rochester
ME2 2AAD
11am – 3pm

13th

Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre
(Sainsburys Car Park)
ME7 3PB
10am – 3pm

14th

Coronation Square,
Lockmeadow,
Maidstone
ME16 8LW
10am – 3pm

15th

EKC Plumbing & Electrical Centre,
Kingsnorth Industrial Estate,
Wooton Rd,
Ashford,
TN23 6LN
10am – 3pm

16th

EKC Sheppey College
Bridge Road,
Sheerness
ME12 1HL
10am – 3pm

Week 3

19th

New Road (Close to Tesco and St George’s Centre),
Gravesend,
DA13 0NQ
10am – 3pm

20th

Dartford Town Centre,
Dartford,
DA1 1BP
10am – 3pm

21st

Amelia Scott Centre,
Tunbridge Wells,
Civic Way,
TN1 1AW
10am – 3pm

22nd

East Kent Colleges Conference
Digital Skills
Health & Social Care
Ashford International Hotel, Simone Weil Avenue,
TN24 8UX
(8.30am – 3pm)

23rd

Dreamland Margate
Belgrave Road Car Park,
CT9 1XJ
10am – 3pm

Week 4

26th

Life Skills Manor School, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich
CT13 9QL

27th

Canterbury City Council offices, Military Road, Canterbury,
CT1 1YW

28th

11am-2pm – Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Innovation Centre, Maidstone Road Medway,
ME5 9FD
(Kent Manufacturing Focus Group)

29th

TBC

1st of March

TBC

Week 5

4th

Maidstone/Medway School – TBC

5th

Kent Invicta Chamber, Kent Construction Focus Group–
7.30am – 10am
The Village Hotel, Castle View, Forstal Road,
ME14 3AQ

Public location

6th

Bluewater Shopping Centre, Bluewater Parkway, Dartford, Greenhithe
DA9 9ST

7th

Kent Invicta Chamber, Networking Event
Ashford International Hotel Simone Weil Avenue,
TN24 8UX
10.30am -12pm

8th

Apprenticeship Fair – Maidstone Leisure Centre
Mote Park, Maidstone
ME15 7RN
9am – 1pm

Week 6

11th

Dover Market Square

12th

Tonbridge carpark opposite JCP or Dinogolf

13th 

King’s Hill,
Waitrose Car Park,
ME19 4QJ
10am – 3pm

14th

Turner Free School

15th

Hadlow College careers Fair day

Key
EKC Group , MidKent College, North Kent College

 

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