Free Engineering Taster Sessions for School Leavers at CECAMM

All our Engineering courses are based at the Isle of Wight’s centre of excellence for composites, advanced manufacturing and marine (CECAMM).

Free tasters at cecamm

Our CECAMM centre in Whippingham offers students a choice of career first and course second. Our focus is to provide all the knowledge and skills that any student will need to enter their chosen field and prepare them for work and/or higher study.

Where is CECAMM?

The CECAMM Centre accommodates up to 550 learners and is located at the Island Technology Park, East Cowes (adjacent to GKN Research and Development facility).

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The £12 million specialist, state of the art centre offers best in class training facilities

  • 3D Printing
  • Boat Construction and Design
  • CNC Programming, Milling and Turning
  • Electrical/Electronic Lab
  • Marine Electronics and Navigation Lab
  • Marine Engineering Simulators
  • Marine Hydraulics Marine auxiliaries
  • Measurement NDT and Dimensional Control Lab
  • MIG and TIG Welding
  • And much more!

Created by local business, for local business

CECAMM was created to satisfy the Island's need for a highly skilled workforce. Local businesses have identified the skills they need to satisfy global demands.

The most direct route to employment

You'll finish your time at CECAMM with all the skills required for a job in your chosen field.

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A world of career possibilities

The widest variety of options, from Degrees to Apprenticeships. Strengthening local business and satisfying the UK's need for a highly skilled workforce in a global market.

Investing in skills

The Solent LEP and Isle of Wight College invested over £12m to create a world-class workforce and help to assure sustainable long term economic success for local people and the Island as a whole.

Empowering a generation

CECAMM has been designed with guidance from Island employers to give students the skills needed for work, empowering the next workforce generation.

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