As the Foundation Degree Course in Kitchen Design begins its third year at Bucks New University, the Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG) has been encouraging members to support the degree course through The Kitchen Education Trust.
With a desire to stimulate greater professionalism within the kitchen industry, the KBBG has urged both members and suppliers to consider supporting the professional qualification. With the cost of annual tuition fee around £5,000 per student, the group believes the benefit to the industry far outweighs the cost.
As the first wave of students begin final year studies and graduating next summer, the KBBG has asked its members and suppliers to explore how the degree course can benefit their business and the industry as a whole. Members are also asked to consider identifying a potential student and offer financial support through The Kitchen Education Trust (TKET), or help to raise the profile of the course.
Bill Miller, Managing Director, KBBG, said: “TKET provides the industry with a formal platform to support the degree course, both in terms of raising funds for student scholarship and highlighting the profile of the course, and offers a very exciting opportunity for all kitchen specialists to work together to help create a more knowledgeable and creative industry, and raise professional standards even higher.
“With students taught at the highest level by industry experts, while at the same time raising their own professional standards and learning practical skills, there is no doubt that graduates of the kitchen design degree at Bucks New University would benefit a kitchen retail business.”
Image Above: Bill Miller, Managing Director of The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group.