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Central Bedfordshire College Engineers the Future with Amazon

Written by Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce | 18 May 2021

Engineering students at Central Bedfordshire College are thrilled to have the opportunity to extend their practical industry knowledge using top-of-the-range machines donated by Amazon.

Former Central Bedfordshire College student, Edward Waymark, now works as a Senior Reliability Maintenance Engineering Technician for Amazon. Having kickstarted his career with an apprenticeship through the college, Mr Waymark kindly coordinated the donation of a lathe, a milling machine and a grinding station with vacuum to his alma mater. He visited the students at Central Bedfordshire College’s dedicated engineering and motor vehicle campus on Luton Road to present the machines and speak to the students about how his college experience prepared him for his career with Amazon.

Central Bedfordshire College Principal and CEO, Dr Ali Hadawi CBE, commented, “We are delighted to see a former student of the college doing so well in his career and eager to give back to the college with such a thoughtful donation and to strengthen our link with Amazon, which will benefit our students immensely.”

Learning Area Manager for Technology and the Built Environment, Louise Marriott, added, “This extraordinarily generous donation from Amazon has been fantastic for our students, who are now using the machines daily for training and assessment.”

Central Bedfordshire College is a Further Education College currently celebrating 60 years at the heart of the Bedfordshire community since its founding in 1961. The college aims to provide the skills and qualifications that are needed in the local area and to enable students to achieve their maximum potential with strong support, integrity and love of learning.

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