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Design Engineer Construct! in Kent

Class Of Your Own is proud to be working with a consortium of partners to deliver education and employment opportunities in Kent utilising the DEC learning programme, and our newest Design Challenge - Design a Natural History Visitor Centre.  

The project aims to enable young people to benefit from opportunities in the built environment sector in Kent. We will work together to:

  • Raise awareness of opportunities in the sector
  • Provide information on how to access built environment career opportunities
  • Generate a pipeline of qualified and experienced young people
  • Help young people develop relevant skills
  • Enable young people to have encounters with employers/employees and have experiences to help them secure employment
  • Support schools to meet Gatsby benchmarks and other requirements.
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Click above to enter our Design Challenge or click the links below for further information about the exciting opportunities in Kent

What is Reconnect?

The Covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected children and young people, and it is recognised nationally and internationally that children and young people have sacrificed more than most over the course of the pandemic. It is therefore vital that we support the young people of Kent population to reconnect with the things they have missed over the past year!
Reconnect is a Kent County Council led programme working towards whole County collaboration of initiatives to engage, inspire and reconnect children and young people to everything they have missed during the pandemic. 

The programme will focus on the following five themes:
  • Learning missed
  • Health and happiness 
  • Friends, family and community 
  • Sports, activities and the outdoors 
  • Economic wellbeing

Over the Covid period, numbers of apprenticeships taken up by 16–19-year-olds in the built environment sector has declined. Young people have been significantly impacted in terms of employment opportunities and are likely to remain so for several years. One of the biggest growth sectors in the county will be the built environment with major projects such as Ebbsfleet Garden City, The Lower Thames Crossing and others. This represents a massive opportunity for Kent’s young people, but many are unaware of the opportunities.