EKC Group joins the Collab Group

Collab Group is delighted to announce that EKC Group has become the newest member of the organisation.

EKC Group is comprised of a family of 6 community-based colleges and three additional business units that serve the whole of East Kent. The membership of EKC Group now helps to strengthen the geographic coverage of the Collab Group network across the South East region.

EKC Group espouses the values of Collab Group, working closely with local employers to align its curriculum provision to local skills needs within the communities it serves. Through that work it’s firmly embedded itself within the business community of East Kent, and has strong networks and robust employer relationships with a number of anchor organisations in East Kent, including Eurotunnel and the Port of Dover.

The Group recently launched its new Strategic Plan which will run from 2020 to 2024, and which advocates its vision for ambitions in life and work to be achieved through outstanding education and skills.

Collab Group is excited to welcome EKC Group into the network and is now looking forward to the opportunities which lie ahead.

Ian Pretty, CEO of Collab Group, said: “I am delighted to welcome EKC Group to the Collab Group. The inclusion of the organisation strengthens the reach of our network into an important region of the UK. We are delighted to welcome Graham Razey and colleagues into the group, and we look forward to working closely together.”

Graham Razey OBE, Chief Executive Officer of EKC Group, said: “We’ve always espoused a clear belief that working together makes us stronger, and I’m really pleased that we’re further developing our networks by joining the Collab Group. The further education sector has an exciting future ahead of it and I’m really pleased that we’ll be moving forward into this as part of Collab Group.”

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