West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

13 June 2019

Skills Cafe Launches for Digital Businesses

WYCC is launching a series of events to connect with key sectors in the Leeds City Region, starting with its first 'Skills Cafe' on Thursday 27 June. Each month The Skills Service (WYCC) will host a ‘Skills Café’ offering good coffee and time with our skills advisors to carry out…

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10 June 2019

Joint Venture college open days summer 2019

Here are the summer 2019 open events for each of our Joint Venture colleges, before enrolment kicks in. An open event could help you to explore the hundreds of opportunities that are available for school leavers, 14+ and adult learners alike. Please note that open event timings may vary, see…

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3 June 2019

Creating skills solutions for the Chemical Sector

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) is creating opportunities for chemical businesses in the Leeds City Region to train their workforce in the skills they need. The consortium is bringing businesses, training providers and colleges together to design skills projects and programmes that will help businesses grow. As part…

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3 May 2019

The Skills Service announces new opportunities

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) has announced new opportunities for training providers that will help enhance the current offer of The Skills Service. The Skills Service offers SMEs in the Leeds City Region the chance to plan and train their workforce in order to grow the business and…

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18 April 2019

Joining forces with The Yorkshire Mafia to reach more businesses

The Yorkshire Mafia and The Skills Service have joined forces to reach more businesses in the Leeds City Region and unlock employee potential. The Skills Service can provide planning, support and 40% ESF funding for SMEs to increase skills of the workforce. The latest Skills Catalogue was launched at a…

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1 April 2019

New Skills Catalogue launches at breakfast event

WYCC celebrated last week as its latest Skills Catalogue of training courses was launched at a breakfast briefing in Leeds. Over 100 delegates from colleges, universities, training providers and partner organisations gathered to hear from the team about the 700+ courses that are now available through The Skills Service. The…

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5 February 2019

Nav Chohan becomes Consortium Chair

Nav Chohan, Principal at Shipley College has been appointed as the new Chair of both WYCC and the Leeds City Region Skills Network. Nav replaces former Chair Ian Billyard (Leeds College of Building) who retired in December 2018. Nav joined Shipley College as Principal in July 2009 and has worked…

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21 January 2019

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges has a new home

And yes, it's still in West Yorkshire! The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges has officially moved to a new office location, signifying progress and positive change within the organisation. The full team, including contracting, marketing, skills advisors, directors and research can now all be found in one place at Leeds…

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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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