West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

What the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges have been up to recently

9 December 2019

Pro-Development: People development with a difference

Pro-Development has been delivering successful training programmes through The Skills Service for some time now. We caught up with their founder, Michelle Mook, who told us why their clients keep coming back for more. Based in York, the team at Pro-Development are perfectly primed to support businesses in the Leeds…

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24 July 2019

Leading IT reseller and tech company, Business IT Support Team (BIST), receives digital marketing strategy training through The Skills Service

Bingley-based BIST ’s Head of Marketing, Michelle Kelly, has worked with The Skills Service to access funding towards her CIM Level 6 Award in Digital Strategy. Michelle Kelly, Head of Marketing: “I am delighted to receive funding towards my training. The process was extremely quick and effective and Sharlotte Wood,…

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24 July 2019

Leeds College of Building: Reach Higher in Construction

Leeds College of Building has worked collaboratively with the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) employers, key partners and external presenters, to deliver a programme covering five skill areas, under the ESF (European Social Fund) Reach Higher project. The programme has offered employees from construction organisations in the Leeds City…

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11 July 2019

Panintelligence, analytics and business intelligence software provider, is already feeling the benefits of The Skills Service

We caught up with the Leeds-based business Panintelligence 's Operations Director, Charlotte Bailey, about their experience so far and what training they’ve got in store. Charlotte Bailey: “The reality was when I searched The Skills Service online, you were easy to find. I found the consortium, made a phone call,…

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22 May 2019

Civil engineering and utilities business provides staff with mental health first aid training through The Skills Service

Wakefield-based business, Peter Duffy Limited , wanted to ensure that supervisors and managers are trained to spot the signs of mental ill health and know how to approach staff. Melissa Stead, Administrator at Peter Duffy Ltd said, “We feel that the training is necessary, particularly as our industry is predominately…

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22 May 2019

Permanent Futures have lined up a range of training through The Skills Service

Specialist recruitment business, Permanent futures , have arranged training to include: Level Three First Aid, Public Speaking, Marketing, PR and Social Media Training. Tom Liptrot, MD: “Futures is committed the continuous development of staff and creating progression opportunities and routes for all. Futures is currently working closely with The Skills…

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22 May 2019

Lightwater Quarries get training for safe and efficient HGV driving through The Skills Service

Ripon-based business, Lightwater Quarries , were a satisfied customer of The Skills Service when they requested a training course that would improve the safe and efficient driving of their HGV drivers. Working with skills advisor Parminder Singh, Kevin Parker, the MD of the aggregate supplies-specialist, found the service to be…

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22 May 2019

The Skills Service makes investing in staff a reality for Castleford-based Hagen Group

The pet products manufacturer’s training programmes began at the end of March 2019. Phil Parkinson, Finance and Operations Director at Hagen Group said: “I’m a strong believer in investing in our staff and have been signed up to a movement called ‘Be The Business’ for a couple of years, which…

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10 December 2019

Reaching out to Construction Workers with Morgan Sindall

In November members of The Skills Service engagement team set up shop at Morgan Sindall’s exciting new construction project, Leeds Skelton Lake Services. Opening January…

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5 December 2019

Join The Skills Service 'After Hours' This December

The Skills Service is holding a special Skills Cafe this December and it's an ideal time to join the team for a festive drink and…

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