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College develops apprenticeship provision in Egypt

21st August 2017

Barking & Dagenham College is delighted to report that it will be working with a Printing & Media firm, Petra, in developing apprenticeship provision in Egypt.

The project, which is being funded and supported by the British Council, will see the two parties create and deliver a new curriculum aimed at supporting printing workers develop new skills and gain a qualification whilst they work.

Michael Smith, Learning Innovation Manager at Barking & Dagenham College, said: “This collaboration is an exciting opportunity for the college and for Petra, to develop a new study route that allows workers to learn on the job in apprenticeship-style delivery”.

Janet Bywater (Director of Apprenticeships, Partnerships and Business Engagement) and Kate Rossiter (Initial Teacher Training Lecturer) visited Egypt in February 2019 to present the project findings, how the UK apprenticeship system works and to participate in a mini ‘Train the Assessor’ workshop focusing on key skills required to successfully observe and assess apprentices. Attendees at this event included local printing industry employers, the Egyptian Printing & Packaging Chamber of commerce, government and British Council representatives.

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