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Green Engineering Centre and Mechatronic Lab

Following funding from the government’s Strategic Development Fund, the College now boasts a new learning zone designed to futureproof learners and train businesses how to use emerging technologies.

Launched in association with sustainable manufacturing consultants HSSMI, the exciting new facility is not only being used by students across a number of internal departments.

Businesses are being invited to ‘try before they buy’, with opportunities to see how such systems can boost their production ahead of automating their company.

Your business can take advantage of our technologies and resources that are available at EKC Canterbury College.

Head of Engineering Carl Hudson said: “This Learning zone is going to be vital in delivering the new T Levels we’re adding to our current provision in September. All the equipment here is used in industry, so it’s important they know how to use it for both their academic studies as well as their work experience.

“It’s required a lot of work to get us to this point with the offices here being completely converted and outfitted to achieve this fantastic result, and to see the first students using the equipment and being genuinely excited about it is exactly what we were hoping for. This Learning Zone will develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours like never before, allowing them the best springboard to enter the industry of their choice.”

Engineering students working on an electrical board

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