West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

8 October 2019

Wine School of Excellence: Certified training for the hospitality industry through The Skills Service

On a sunny Friday afternoon in York, we caught up with Gillian Tinney - Managing Director of the Wine School of Excellence (WSE). Newly contracted to deliver through The Skills Service, WSE is an ‘independent’ wine education company. Passionate about wine, Gillian uses a different approach to most companies involved…

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1 October 2019

Skills Cafe: Workshop announced for manufacturing businesses

The Skills Service is inviting SMEs working in manufacturing, advanced manufacturing and textiles to its next Skills Cafe on Friday 25 October. The event will offer a free taste of the training available through The Skills Service with a workshop in Change Management. The morning will also include an industry…

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18 September 2019

Harrogate company makes training go further

An award winning Harrogate business has taken advantage of The Skills Service to boost its workforce training. Network Scientific is a small business in Harrogate and welcomed the support that enabled the company to find the most suitable training and help the training budget go further. The team’s enhanced skills…

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15 August 2019

Joint Venture college enrolment dates 2019

It's that time of year again. A Level and BTEC results are now out and GCSE results are next week. Don't miss out, make sure you're in-the-know about when our Joint Venture colleges' enrolment dates are. There’s hundreds of opportunities in a range of subjects for both adult learners and…

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13 August 2019

Free workshop in York for the Hospitality and Tourism sector

Hospitality and tourism businesses in the Leeds City Region can benefit from the next Skills Café event hosted by The Skills Service on Thursday 26 September. Following successful workshops for the digital, finance and professional services sectors, The Skills Service wants to offer SMEs in hospitality and tourism a flavour…

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16 July 2019

Kevin Green blogs about the benefits of investing in people

Kevin Green is a HR and talent professional who helps organisations prepare for the future and improve performance by making the most of their people and by enhancing their culture. The Chief Executive of What's Next Consultancy, Kevin also served as HR Director at Royal Mail where he was a…

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16 July 2019

Leeds City Region Skills Network: Partnership grows with biggest conference to date

Over 200 skills providers, local authorities and businesses came together on Friday 5 July for the annual Leeds City Region Skills Network conference – Skills: The Formula for Success. The conference brought together leaders in skills and growth in the Leeds City Region to nurture success and collaboration when it…

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11 July 2019

Skills Connect Launches at Conference

West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges has launched an animation showing how its projects impact on the Leeds City Region at the Leeds City Region Skills Network conference in July. The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) manages a number of projects funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the…

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