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LMC Students Funded to Study in USA, Canada and Carribean

Posted: 18.07.2023
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LMC has successfully secured funding through the government's Turing Scheme to allow students to take part in work placements in New York, Vancouver, Curaçao, Italy and Spain in 2024. 

This new funding will allow students from Visual & Creative Studies, Animal & Land-Based and Travel & Tourism departments the opportunity to take part in a 2-week industry placement, helping to develop employability skills and enhancing their subject knowledge. 

"The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s programme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world".

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The news came just as 24 learners from Travel, Business, Sport and Catering courses returned from industry visits to Italy and Slovakia, where they took part in a range of work placements.

LMC has a well-established history of offering European work placements to learners from different curriculum areas, but the Turing Scheme provides funding for opportunities across the globe, so the College is excited to be able to offer an extended programme of placements in 2024.

  1. 12 Art & Design and Creative Digital Media & Sound students will be spending two weeks in New York, USA working in art galleries and digital start-ups.
  2. 10 Eden Land-Based & Animal Studies students will be spending two weeks in Vancouver, Canada working in a wildlife sanctuary and helping manage the local nature reserve.
  3. 12 Travel & Tourism students will be spending two weeks in Curaçao in the Caribbean working in resort hotels.
  4. 12 Football Studies students will be spending two weeks in Alicante, Spain training and playing at a training camp with other players/coaches from all over the world.
  5. 12 Business Studies and Hospitality & Catering students will spend two weeks in Pescara, Italy working in local incubator hubs and restaurants.

LMC's Head of Engagement, Victoria Carter, is thrilled that the College's bid for additional funding was successful. 

This is such a fantastic opportunity for our learners to gain valuable insight into their chosen industry, whilst learning about different cultures and developing their skills and knowledge. The new Turing Scheme has allowed us to look beyond Europe and to offer our learners the chance to see even more of the world.

Watch this space and check back throughout the year to see what our students get up to all around the world!