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 –
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.
5th of February
Selco Builders Warehouse – Car Park
Sittingbourne – Sainsburys Car Park, Avenue of Remembrance,
Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce (Medway)
MEP Ltd, unit BB, St Michaels Cl, Aylesford
Morrisons Car Park
Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre
EKC Plumbing & Electrical Centre,
EKC Sheppey College
New Road (Close to Tesco and St George’s Centre),
Dartford Town Centre,
Amelia Scott Centre,
East Kent Colleges Conference
Life Skills Manor School, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich
Canterbury City Council offices, Military Road, Canterbury,
11am-2pm – Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Innovation Centre, Maidstone Road Medway,
1st of March
Maidstone/Medway School – TBC
Kent Invicta Chamber, Kent Construction Focus Group–
Bluewater Shopping Centre, Bluewater Parkway, Dartford, Greenhithe
Kent Invicta Chamber, Networking Event
Apprenticeship Fair – Maidstone Leisure Centre
Dover Market Square
Tonbridge carpark opposite JCP or Dinogolf
Turner Free School
Hadlow College careers Fair day
EKC Group , MidKent College, North Kent College
I have gained much knowledge from this course. It is the first time I have accessed training virtually and everything was easy to follow with clear instructions for which questionnaire to complete, video to watch or attachments to read. In particularly I found the personality traits and what motivates others and may demotivate another. I will take this learning with me onto the next stage of my career.
RachelILM Level 3 Award in Leadership & Management
I loved the quality of the video as well as the knowledge of the tutor. I am planing to attend more online training run by Runway Training and I would highly recommended it to anyone who wants to improve their skills sets.
This was great to work around a full-time job as [I] could select as and when to watch the videos and complete the tasks.
Overall I enjoyed the course and found it extremely knowledgeable and tutorials were easy to follow. The tutor gave excellent feedback with prompt replies.
Z. JaneSenior Graphic Designer.
Very informative and enjoyable. Well presented by Alison and well supported by Seb. Thank You!
I would like to say that I had a fantastic learning experience with the company, I found you very professional at all times, great communication throughout and very supportive. The on-line maths formative assessments where very good and helped me be successful. You were able to get me through the exam in time and I was pleased to receive my certificate when I returned from our holiday, so well done I would certainly recommend you to others.
Mike RooksbyRunway Direct Learner, Bristol
Pepenbury is a charity that provides high quality care and support for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs. We train our staff with the necessary skills in order for us to provide the best possible care and management in both Care and non-Care focused roles within the organisation. We have worked with Runway Training over the past year and are extremely impressed with the quality of the training, support and resources provided including the knowledge and expertise of all the staff that we have had the pleasure of working alongside. As an employer, Runway Training have provided us with the flexibility to up skill our staff across various departments including Care (both Residential and Domiciliary) through Health and Social Care programmes but also through Retail Management and Business Administration qualifications. All staff have been trained to an extremely high standard and Runway Training have worked collaboratively with us, the employer, to support staff through all aspects of their training. Their breadth of knowledge and quality of provision make Runway Training a leader in their industry and it is clear to see how they have achieved all of their current and past accolades. Their staff are all expert in their fields and it is evident that they pride themselves on professional conduct, which as a result provides highly knowledgeable and up skilled staff for our organisation; we cannot recommend Runway Training highly enough.
Lisa MitchellPepenbury, Kent
I will like to show a big appreciation to Zoe Harrison for her support during my apprenticeship to guide me to get not only to pass but to achieve a distinction. She has been very dedicated and supportive during the time that I have known her whilst on the apprenticeship. Zoe has been a source of encouragement to me during times when I questioned whether the apprenticeship was for me and considered dropping out. I just wanted you to know that I believe that Zoe is extremely competent as an apprentice tutor and knows her craft. I believe that she is a valued asset to your organisation and under her guidance many apprentices will succeed. Many thanks
Runway Training Student
I really enjoyed the course and recapped over somethings that I had already learnt and learned many new things. I also liked that Maureen allowed me to take the lungs out of the Sams (Resusci-Doll). Thank you!!
Christin WeatherburnEmergency First Aid at Work, Orchard Hill Partnership, Surrey
Visual information, activities, group work all excellent. I feel like I gained knowledge and I'm sure I will use it in the future.
T. ChampionEmergency First Aid at Work, Homeless Care, Maidstone
Thank you for all your support and patience, I would not have been able to get through it without you.
Julian TudorBusiness and Administration Apprentice, Porchlight, Canterbury
Learning was made fun and very interesting and helpful for my job and home life. Yvonne was great. Thank you
E. BarnesEmergency First Aid at Work, St Martins School, Tunbridge Wells