West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

1 June 2015

Kirklees College Graduates Rapidly Making a Name for Themselves

A pair of graduates of Kirklees College’s BA (Hons) Graphic Design course are rapidly making a name for themselves by providing innovative graphic design solutions for a diverse range of local and nationally based clients. Oli Smith and Andy Finnerty graduated in 2014 from the Batley School of Art; both…

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28 April 2015

Showcasing Skills & Talent with Matchfit Skills Competitions

Since 2012 the Matchfit Skills project has seen over 3000 students, 70 employers & 35 education providers involved in over 200 competitions and finals competing in 10 different subject areas. Matchfit was introduced to motivate and continuously improve the skills of students and employees; bringing their talents to life through…

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12 March 2015

National Apprenticeship Week 2015

As a consortium of colleges we recognise the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and wider economy. Throughout Apprenticeship Week we have been showcasing the success stories from our partner Colleges and here we take a closer look at our own apprentice success story here at WYCC. In…

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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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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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