West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

2 August 2017

Landmark Partnership announced with West Yorkshire Colleges

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has today announced a landmark partnership with West Yorkshire colleges setting out a joint plan to align college training provision with the needs of the Leeds City Region economy, including the £56 million per annum Adult Education Budget. The partnership, formalised through unique ‘Delivery Agreements’ for…

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25 July 2017

£5.5m Project Success for WYCC Joint Venture

West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) has successfully secured funding totalling £5.5m under its new Joint Venture agreement. The funding is the first of its kind secured under the new agreement which formally unites Bradford College, Calderdale College, Kirklees College, Leeds College of Building, Leeds City College, Shipley College and…

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10 April 2017

Shipley College Apprenticeship Marks The Start of a Successful IT Career

Former Shipley College apprentice student, Leon, visited the College recently to talk to a group of current IT students about his career path in to IT security. He praised the Shipley College apprenticeship programme for giving him a good start to his career. He then moved on to other rewarding…

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6 March 2017

Skills Injection Boosts Turnover & Jobs For Calderdale Medi-Tech Firm

Leading medical manufacturer Malosa Medical is reaping the advantages of investing in skills following help from Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). After approaching the LEP skills service for support and funding towards training costs for their staff, the Calderdale based company were able to invest in a variety of…

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7 February 2017

Warm Welcome To Marie Gilluley, New Kirklees College Principal

Kirklees College’s new principal Marie Gilluley has started her new role as Principal and Chief Executive and is looking forward to the challenges it will bring. Marie has worked in further education for the last 30 years starting at Central Manchester College as a lecturer in computer-aided design and most…

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22 December 2016

Over 5000 training courses part funded by the LEP skills service

More than 5,000 training courses have been undertaken by employees across the Leeds City Region since February 2015 with support from the LEP skills service. Businesses have upskilled staff in everything from project management to welding qualifications with over £3m worth of training grants. Employers have the opportunity to work…

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19 December 2016

Season's Greetings and End of Year Summary

As the end of the year fast approaches, we would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our members and partners a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 2016 has been a significant year for the Consortium, here we’ve captured a number of key highlights and milestones to…

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18 October 2016

Norther Powerhouse Minister Praises New Process Manufacturing Centre

Kirklees College declared its Process Manufacturing Centre (PMC) open last week with over 60 project partners, local MPs, apprentices and its main funder, Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) attending a celebratory event. Hailed as a ‘boost’ to the north by Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy, it was awarded…

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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…

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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…

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