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Work Begins At East Kent College – Folkestone

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Rap Interiors

Rap Interiors are proud to be working on the East Kent College Construction Block Project in Folkestone.
We are delighted to be working on the new “Construction Block” which will provide the students with a “fit for purpose” learning environment and encourage students into the construction industry. There’s a huge shortage of young people coming into our industry so we at Rap are offering work experience to the EKC students.
Long-term future earnings in construction trades once qualified can be £200 per day so we are urging students to consider our high growth industry.
This project will complete in June 2017.A Word From The College
Delivering the skills our local economy needs is one of East Kent College’s key aims.
In Shepway we could see a greater number of highly skilled construction professionals would be needed in the future, so we decided to look into expanding our facilities. The new extension will give an extra 1,089m² of training space, providing a base for teaching bricklaying, plastering and maintenance operations to students when it is fully operational in 2017.
The Construction Skills Network South East estimates that 970 more bricklayers alone will be required across the region by 2019. This new development will help ensure we can meet that need while also providing opportunities for young people to secure sustainable careers locally.
Ensuring our students are learning in the best surroundings, using the latest industry standard equipment is extremely important to ensure they can progress into work after completing their courses. This new facility will enable students to learn in the best possible surroundings, with everything they need to start their career when they finish their learning.
Graham Razey, Principal. Cllr David Monk, Leader of Shepway District Council said: “This new extension on East Kent College’s Folkestone Campus will make sure more young people in Shepway can develop the construction skills that will help them get jobs building the houses and business premises that will provide the homes and jobs local people need in places like Otterpool Park in the years to come.” Keeping it Local!
At Rap Interiors we are proud to work with local people to Folkestone, including students of the college, now and then.
Here is just a few of those who are wokring with us to deliver this fantastic project:
Louise Hooley— Consultancy services (December)
Simon Butcher—Ex EKC Student from 1975—1978 now our Site Manager.
Nathan Hill—Ex EKC from 2015, assistant site labourer.
Levi—Current EKC student, paid work placement.If You Need Us
If you require any information on the project, or want to find out more – please do not hesitate to contact us
Rap Interiors Head Office — Rick Anderson or Sam Ripley 01622 663232
Rap Folkestone Site Office — Simon Butcher 07976 008721