West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

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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16 January 2019

Upcoming Joint Venture College Open Events

It’s time for another round up of our Joint Venture colleges’ open events. 2019 is already well underway so it’s time to start pencilling in some dates to that new diary or calendar. An open event could help you to explore the hundreds of opportunities that are available for school…

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7 December 2018

Skills will be an 'integral' part of UK Shared Prosperity Fund plans

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is calling for the new UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to exceed current funding guaranteed through EU funds. The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges is backing the LEP’s call for more funding to make sure that colleges in the region can continue to…

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20 November 2018

Industry-based training programmes open for tender

As part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges’ drive to improve skills in the Leeds City Region, another eight opportunities for training providers to deliver the Reach Higher and More Skills Better Jobs projects have been announced. Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) the latest commissions are live…

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23 October 2018

More opportunities to improve region’s skills announced

The third set of tenders has been released by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. Looking to work with organisations and training providers who can help improve the skill levels of the Leeds City Region’s workforce, the latest opportunities will also contribute to supporting growth and reducing local poverty. The…

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12 October 2018

Businesses love our colleges too

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) will be supporting the ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign during a national awareness week this week (15-19 October). WYCC is running a complementary campaign throughout October to highlight the opportunities for businesses to access college training programmes through its recently-launched Skills Service. Louise Tearle,…

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4 October 2018

Second round of ESF commissions launch to boost skills

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) has launched its second round of commissions for training providers in the Leeds City Region. Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), this Invitation To Tender (ITT) Framework will deliver training projects through The Skills Service . Once commissioned, the Framework will bolster…

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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…

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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…

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