West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

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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8 December 2015

WYCC Attends AoC National Conference

AoC – The AoC conference gave the West Yorkshire Principals an opportunity to meet with each other as well as network with other principals from across the country. The West Yorkshire group met on several occasions including the Gala Dinner at which student of the year was announced. There were…

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11 November 2015

90,000 Qualifications Delivered To Over 23,000 Employers Thanks to Unique Partnership

Thanks to over £100m in European Social Funded projects awarded to Calderdale College, 90,000 qualifications have been delivered to more than 23,000 employers through one of the largest partnerships in the country. West Yorkshire Consortium of College (WYCC) has been responsible for securing significant funding in the last fourteen years…

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5 October 2015

150 Businesses Benefit From £500,000 LEP skills service Funding Support

Over 150 businesses have benefitted from funded training through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). More than £500,000 has now been awarded to businesses to invest in skills, enabling them to maximise their training budget and support their staff development. The LEP’s recent business survey revealed that 74% of…

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22 September 2015

RTO Registration Elevates WYCC's Collaborative Performance

WYCC has been successful in its registration onto the Skills Funding Agency Register of Training Organisations (RTO). Successful RTO registration elevates WYCC's capabilities in terms of collaborative performance and provides a platform to further enhance the Consortium's excellent track record of partnership working across the region. Collaborative Impact Louise Tearle,…

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7 July 2015

Skills Leaders Come Together for Annual Skills Network Conference

WYCC supported the latest Skills Network ‘Aligning Skills for Growth’ conference hosted at Bradford College. Principals, Chief Executives, University leaders and a wealth of private training providers from across the city region attended the event. Now in its fourth year, the event attracted over 100 delegates and was led by…

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1 June 2015

Kirklees College Graduates Rapidly Making a Name for Themselves

A pair of graduates of Kirklees College’s BA (Hons) Graphic Design course are rapidly making a name for themselves by providing innovative graphic design solutions for a diverse range of local and nationally based clients. Oli Smith and Andy Finnerty graduated in 2014 from the Batley School of Art; both…

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