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.






Week 1

Launch week

5th of February

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


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


Sunpier House
Medway Street, Chatham
10 – 3pm


Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (Medway)
Innovation Centre, Maidstone Road Medway,


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

Week 2



Morrisons Car Park
Strood Retail Park
Commercial Road
11am – 3pm


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


Coronation Square,
ME16 8LW
10am – 3pm


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


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

Week 3


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


Dartford Town Centre,
10am – 3pm


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


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


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

Week 4


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


Canterbury City Council offices, Military Road, Canterbury,


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



1st of March


Week 5


Maidstone/Medway School – TBC


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

Public location


Bluewater Shopping Centre, Bluewater Parkway, Dartford, Greenhithe


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


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

Week 6


Dover Market Square


Tonbridge carpark opposite JCP or Dinogolf


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


Turner Free School


Hadlow College careers Fair day

EKC Group , MidKent College, North Kent College


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