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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18 September 2019

Harrogate company makes training go further

An award winning Harrogate business has taken advantage of The Skills Service to boost its workforce training. Network Scientific is a small business in Harrogate and welcomed the support that enabled the company to find the most suitable training and help the training budget go further. The team’s enhanced skills…

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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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