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Newark College students part of the national Team Knowhow training scheme commended for their efforts


By Rachel Armitage


Students who have been part of an innovative training scheme with a national company have been commended for their efforts.

The youngsters from Newark College are the first to graduate the IT software diploma course, a joint venture between the college and Team Knowhow where the students worked part-time for the company while they were completing their qualification.

More than half of the graduates are now employed as Team Knowhow apprentices.

Newark MP Robert Jenrick and the students at Newark College's Team KnowHow graduation event. (16305808)
Newark MP Robert Jenrick and the students at Newark College's Team KnowHow graduation event. (16305808)

After officially opening the new training facility in 2017, Mr Robert Jenrick, Newark MP and Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, presented the students with their certificates at a ceremony on Friday.

Mr Jenrick said: “The college has displayed an extraordinary level of responsiveness to the needs of a major local employer and this programme is now creating secure careers for young people in our community.

“It was great to see the new recruits chatting to those who have been through the course, inspiring them to work hard and reap the benefits.”

Newark MP Robert Jenrick at Newark College's Team KnowHow graduation event. (16305804)
Newark MP Robert Jenrick at Newark College's Team KnowHow graduation event. (16305804)

Mark Locking, Lincoln College Group managing director for education and training, said: “We are immensely proud of our students, who are now thriving in the workplace and it was great to have the Secretary of State, our local MP, who originally opened the programme, here to see the social and economic impact it is now having in the community.

“We are determined to continue our employer-led mission at Newark College, reshaping and repurposing our curriculum in this way to make sure students are prepared for work, enabling them to build secure and lucrative careers locally.”

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