West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

12 March 2015

National Apprenticeship Week 2015

As a consortium of colleges we recognise the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and wider economy. Throughout Apprenticeship Week we have been showcasing the success stories from our partner Colleges and here we take a closer look at our own apprentice success story here at WYCC. In…

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4 March 2015

Pioneering Partnership working showcased at national conference

On 26 th February Louise Tearle, Partnership Director of WYCC and Joanne Patrickson, Director of Business Development at Leeds City College spoke at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Business Development Conference in London. The focus of their presentation was commercial opportunities for Colleges and how new business opportunities can be…

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17 February 2015

Investment Signals Major Growth for WYCC Member Colleges

Four further education colleges from West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges have been awarded £17m skills funding from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to realise plans to enable them to invest in new and improved facilities to support skills development and training for young people in the region. The…

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5 February 2015

£17.5m pioneering skills service for Leeds City Region

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has scooped further devolved funding through the government’s Employer Ownership Pilot to create a £17.5 million skills service for local businesses. The LEP is working with a consortium to deliver the LEP skillsservice, led by Calderdale College in partnership with Leeds City College,…

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11 July 2014

Leeds City College - Tour de France media project with Sky Sports

Our member Colleges have been engaged in many projects leading up to the Tour de France in Yorkshire. This news feature highlights the work Leeds City College have been involved in. First year journalism and radio students from Leeds City College work was displayed to millions of people around the…

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24 January 2014

Showcasing Skills & Talent

Showcasing Skills & Talent The Matchfit project has secured funding for another year from Calderdale College, through the Skills Funding Agency on behalf of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. Matchfit 2012/13 saw over 100 students from 17 providers taking part in competitions throughout Yorkshire & Humber. Jack Scarr from…

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23 September 2013

Learning Makes a Difference to People’s Lives & Boosts the Economy

  Learning Makes a Difference to People’s Lives & Boosts the Economy Further Education Colleges in West Yorkshire have commissioned research to measure their economic impact. The study undertaken by economic research specialists EMSI calculated that together the Colleges contribute £1.8 billion to the local economy. This is the country’s…

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25 June 2013

City Region Skills Plan & Labour Market Intelligence Launched at 'Working Together with the LEP' Event

City Region Skills Plan & Labour Market Intelligence Launched at 'Working Together with the LEP' Event Over 100 delegates gathered at Victoria Hall, Saltaire yesterday for the launch of key economic intelligence including Labour Market Analysis and the city region's Skills Plan. Representatives from across the education and training sector…

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6 January 2020

Have your say on skills and training in your business

As part of The Skills Service's ongoing research into skills and training opportunities and demand in the Leeds City Region, we would like to know…

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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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