West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

24 May 2016

Over £795m Generated Back into the Economy thanks to Calderdale College’s Workplace Learning Project

Over 6,000 businesses and more than 29,000 employees across the North of England have accessed fully funded training thanks to Workplace Learning, creating significant benefits to the economy. Results from an independent evaluation into the £35m project managed by Calderdale College, on behalf of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges,…

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24 May 2016

Rising to the Challenges of a Dynamic Region

Leeds City College has recently invested in market intelligence through EMSI’s online data tool, Analyst, to better understand its position in the skills market and to inform its five year strategic plan. In order to keep up with the ever changing skills landscape, the college aims to provide its students…

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12 April 2016

WYCC Delighted to Support Step Up Into Construction Project

Leeds College of Building have been granted over £1million to address the major skills shortages and build talent in the construction industry through the ‘Step Up Into Construction’ project. collaborative partnership This collaborative partnership between West Yorkshire Colleges and key organisations throughout the Leeds City Region will facilitate valuable work…

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14 March 2016

Shipley College First To See Benefits of Investment Programme

Refurbishment of Shipley College’s Mill Building has now been completed with funds secured from the LEP and West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Local Growth Deal funding. The project is the first to complete using £119,000 from Skills Capital Programme and will improve learning facilities for local people and employers. The grant…

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13 January 2016

WYCC Joint Venture Partnership Opportunities

The colleges in West Yorkshire have an established partnership and an excellent track record of collaborative working. The seven further education colleges which make up the West Yorkshire Consortium have a Joint Venture to bid for funding to support businesses and individuals throughout Leeds City Region. West Yorkshire Consortium of…

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11 January 2016

Peter Roberts CBE, former Leeds City College Principal

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Peter Roberts CBE, who retired as Principal of Leeds City College in September last year. Following his retirement, Peter continued to lend his many years of leadership experience to the college and colleagues. A much loved, admired and respected…

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8 December 2015

LEP Invests Over £1 Million into Training Local Businesses

Businesses from Harrogate to Barnsley are benefitting from training grants totalling over £1 million thanks to the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The funding has supported the training of over 2,000 individuals within almost 300 businesses across the region. One business that has secured funding through the LEP’ s…

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8 December 2015

WYCC Principals Discuss FE Impact at Recent LEP Dinner

Roger Marsh, Chair of the LEP, Joanne Roney, Chief Executive from Wakefield College and Skills Lead for the WCA, met with principals from the West Yorkshire Consortium of College including wider Leeds City Region colleges at Leeds City College’s Printworks Food Academy. Colin Booth welcomed the LEP to the college and praised…

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