West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

4 March 2015

Pioneering Partnership working showcased at national conference

On 26 th February Louise Tearle, Partnership Director of WYCC and Joanne Patrickson, Director of Business Development at Leeds City College spoke at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Business Development Conference in London. The focus of their presentation was commercial opportunities for Colleges and how new business opportunities can be…

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17 February 2015

Investment Signals Major Growth for WYCC Member Colleges

Four further education colleges from West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges have been awarded £17m skills funding from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to realise plans to enable them to invest in new and improved facilities to support skills development and training for young people in the region. The…

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5 February 2015

£17.5m pioneering skills service for Leeds City Region

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has scooped further devolved funding through the government’s Employer Ownership Pilot to create a £17.5 million skills service for local businesses. The LEP is working with a consortium to deliver the LEP skillsservice, led by Calderdale College in partnership with Leeds City College,…

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11 July 2014

Leeds City College - Tour de France media project with Sky Sports

Our member Colleges have been engaged in many projects leading up to the Tour de France in Yorkshire. This news feature highlights the work Leeds City College have been involved in. First year journalism and radio students from Leeds City College work was displayed to millions of people around the…

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24 January 2014

Showcasing Skills & Talent

Showcasing Skills & Talent The Matchfit project has secured funding for another year from Calderdale College, through the Skills Funding Agency on behalf of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. Matchfit 2012/13 saw over 100 students from 17 providers taking part in competitions throughout Yorkshire & Humber. Jack Scarr from…

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23 September 2013

Learning Makes a Difference to People’s Lives & Boosts the Economy

  Learning Makes a Difference to People’s Lives & Boosts the Economy Further Education Colleges in West Yorkshire have commissioned research to measure their economic impact. The study undertaken by economic research specialists EMSI calculated that together the Colleges contribute £1.8 billion to the local economy. This is the country’s…

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25 June 2013

City Region Skills Plan & Labour Market Intelligence Launched at 'Working Together with the LEP' Event

City Region Skills Plan & Labour Market Intelligence Launched at 'Working Together with the LEP' Event Over 100 delegates gathered at Victoria Hall, Saltaire yesterday for the launch of key economic intelligence including Labour Market Analysis and the city region's Skills Plan. Representatives from across the education and training sector…

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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.…

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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…

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