EAST KENT COLLEGE JOINS FORCES TO PROVIDE WELDING TRAINING

east-kent-collegeEngineering companies in Kent will have access to more skilled trainees after East Kent College announced a partnership with one of the world’s leading power generator manufacturers.

By joining forces with Cummins Power Generation Kent (CPGK) and local recruitment firm Morgan Jones, students will now have the opportunity to study for a new Welding Diploma and gain valuable paid work experience.

The new Level 2 Diploma course will provide students with a paid placement at the CPGK’s Manston factory, whose company produces and distributes power generation systems to 190 countries around the world.

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The new course offers students the chance to study fabrication and welding technology, developing their practical skills in different types of welding techniques and processes. Students will receive a nationally recognised qualification, and along with the experience gained through their placement, students will be well-placed to progress into the industry.

Craig Thomas, Operations Leader at Cummins, who is looking forward to welcoming students to the firm, said: “We are proud to launch a new and exciting initiative with East Kent College and CPGK’s temporary workers hiring agency, Morgan Jones.

“The Initiative will engage welding students in paid work experience with CPGK, giving students a great way to build up student CV’s. CPGK benefits greatly as the increased demand for welders at CPGK’s components plant will be fulfilled and the talent pool continually grows. We look forward to this exciting and fresh new innovation.”

East Kent College’s Director of Curriculum, Stewart Haywood added: “East Kent College is delighted to be working in partnership with Cummins Power Generation, which will give our students not only an opportunity to experience working in the welding industry with a well-respected international company, but the opportunity of paid employment whilst learning a trade.”

For more information on the course and details on how to apply, call East Kent College on 01843 605040, or visit www.eastkent.ac.uk

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