West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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27 November 2023

1,000 Skills Connect learners Celebrated

From the West Yorkshire Combined Authority: A specialist training programme has provided 1,000 people in West Yorkshire with the skills they need to step into much needed roles in the region, Mayor Tracy Brabin has announced. With courses designed by local employers in sectors such as digital, health and construction,…

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20 November 2023

New Chair of West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges has appointed Nikki Davis, CEO and Principal of Leeds College of Building as its new Chair . In 2022, Nikki was appointed the first ever female CEO and Principal at Leeds College of Building . Nikki, who brings a wealth of experience and knowledge…

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10 November 2023

West Yorkshire Colleges secure funding to accelerate digital innovation in education

West Yorkshire Colleges have been successful in securing £6.9 million from the Department for Education to digitise teaching and learning in key sectors. The funding is part of the Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF) and will launch a West Yorkshire digital innovation project led by colleges. The project will support…

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6 November 2023

Collaboration is key to delivering major skills project

In late 2021, Yorkshire Learning Providers and West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges secured the Skills Connect contracts, bringing their extensive experience in working with FE and skills funding and organisations to the table. Through their partnership, they aim to provide a more holistic and impactful approach to training and development…

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11 October 2023

Driving green skills with collaboration to work towards net zero

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) is striving to improve 'Green Skills' in the north. The consortium, which has been in operation for over 20 years, is constantly growing its network. With its colleges at the core, the ‘Green Consortium’ is making strides in collaborative projects to support the…

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5 October 2023

Colleges work together to support Sustainable Development Goals

New film highlights project successes. The United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals are being embedded into colleges in West Yorkshire through a collaborative effort led by WYCC. As part of the Department For Education's Strategic Development Fund (SDF) that was secured by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges, seven FE…

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4 August 2023

Calderdale College celebrates supporting 100 employers through Collaborative Apprenticeships

Calderdale College is celebrating having supported 100 employers across Calderdale and the surrounding areas with free training courses, services, and support as part of the Collaborative Apprenticeship s project. Since mid-2022, Calderdale College has offered tailored advice to local SMEs to help recruiting apprentices for the first time or increasing…

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27 June 2023

Customer service training boosts social housing organisation in Bradford

A fully funded training programme delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges’ Collaborative Apprenticeships project has brought insight and skills to apprentices at a social housing organisation in Shipley. Danny Halligan, Apprentice and Skills Officer at Incommunities encouraged apprentices at the company to sign up for Shipley…

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