West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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19 May 2023

WYCC opens new office in Rothwell

West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges team has landed in Rothwell! We are settling into our new office in the Leeds City College Rothwell Centre, having moved from the Park Lane campus. We are excited to get using our new facilities that will support our business development and projects. With 3…

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20 April 2023

Leeds College of Building Celebrates Electrician Training Milestone

Published by Leeds College of Building: One hundred electricians have benefitted from free Level 3 ‘18th Edition Wiring Regulations’ training at Leeds College of Building thanks to funding from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA)'s Futuregoals campaign . Delivered through the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges, r e[boot] and subsequent…

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13 April 2023

Nearly half of Leeds City Region employers look to hire more apprentices

SHARED ON BEHALF OF CALDERDALE COLLEGE. Nearly half of Leeds City Region employers look to hire more apprentices A new study conducted by Calderdale College has revealed 45% of SME employers and decision makers in the Leeds City Region say they are looking to hire more apprentices over the next…

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21 March 2023

Building confidence with Real Site Skills.

Creating opportunities and giving second chances is in the foundations of Forging Futures and the challenging work they do on the courses delivered at their site in Kirkstall Forge . W e spoke to managers Ewan Metcalf and Darren Hamer who said the primary focus is to support learners in…

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9 March 2023

Unlocking Potential – Collaborative Apprenticeships Event Attracts Hundreds

Shipley College hosted ‘Apprenticeships Unlocked’ last February , welcom ing over 400 prospective apprentices to meet with a mix of employers and training providers from the region. Hosted by Shipley College in Victoria Hall, the event was part of the Collaborative Apprenticeships project which managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium…

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7 March 2023

"Training is best for business" - Birkwood Training Plant

Wakefield-based Birkwood Plant Training is seeing the positive impacts of training delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Skills Connect funded training. Birkwood Plant has been able to p rovid e opportunities for individuals to upskill their qualifications, such as self-employed labourer Bryn Clark. Bryn attended the Skills…

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10 February 2023

Why collaboration is key for shaping the skills network of the future

Comments from Claire Williams, Head of Employer Engagement at Calderdale College Calderdale College trains 500 apprentices a year and works with 400 employers annually to help them place apprentices into their businesses. W e talk a lot about the benefits that apprenticeships can bring to those enrolled in them, but…

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9 February 2023

Leeds City College’s pre-apprenticeship course that supports people into healthcare

The ‘Winter Response’ pre-apprenticeship healthcare course is designed to prepare learners with the knowledge and skills of the healthcare sector in order to be best prepared to enter aligned roles in the industry. The course is being offered as part of WYCC’s Collaborative Apprenticeships project and is fully funded by…

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