MCMT turns to virtual learning as part of its Coronavirus Response

Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology (MCMT) has responded to the Government’s announcement to partially close schools by teaming up with In-Comm Training to develop a new way of making sure apprentices are able to continue their learning.

We have been delivering all courses via a virtual platform since Monday, ensuring our 200 learners still have access to industry experienced trainers and assessors when they need them most.

The ambition is to make it ‘business as usual’ where we can, with individuals able to complete tasks online using Google Classrooms or Microsoft Teams.

“Our first concern has always been the safety of our learners, staff and the employers we work with, so we have cancelled all on-site training at our MCMT academies in Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury until further notice,” explained Bekki Phillips, Managing Director at In-Comm Training.

“The good news is that learning can happen in many forms and we are still 100% committed to supporting learners in developing their skills and, importantly, achieving their qualifications.”

She continued: “Virtual platforms like Google Classrooms and Microsoft Teams are perfect for supporting apprentices on their journey and we can also use the technology to deliver some commercial upskilling courses.

“The technology will also be used be to complete assessments, removing the need for our assessors to make on-site visits.”

MCMT recognises the impact Covid-19 is having on mental health and we will also be enhancing our pastoral case for all learners during this difficult time, introducing a dedicated email address you can use to contact our welfare team (welfare@in-comm.co.uk).

For more information, please contact the main office on 01922 457686.

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