West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

25 July 2016

New Chair Appointed for WYCC

Ian Billyard, Principal of Leeds College of Building, has been appointed Chair for WYCC. Ian brings a wealth of further education experience to the Consortium and is an active member of various education and skills groups both locally and nationally. Speaking about his appointment, Ian said: “I am delighted to…

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13 July 2016

Joint Venture Agreement Unites West Yorkshire Colleges

Colleges in West Yorkshire have signed a Joint Venture Agreement that unites the region’s further education sector. The Agreement, signed at Kirklees College (pictured), symbolises the commitment from FE Colleges in West Yorkshire to work together to fulfil the region’s skills priorities and comes fully supported by the LEP and…

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24 May 2016

Over £795m Generated Back into the Economy thanks to Calderdale College’s Workplace Learning Project

Over 6,000 businesses and more than 29,000 employees across the North of England have accessed fully funded training thanks to Workplace Learning, creating significant benefits to the economy. Results from an independent evaluation into the £35m project managed by Calderdale College, on behalf of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges,…

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24 May 2016

Rising to the Challenges of a Dynamic Region

Leeds City College has recently invested in market intelligence through EMSI’s online data tool, Analyst, to better understand its position in the skills market and to inform its five year strategic plan. In order to keep up with the ever changing skills landscape, the college aims to provide its students…

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12 April 2016

WYCC Delighted to Support Step Up Into Construction Project

Leeds College of Building have been granted over £1million to address the major skills shortages and build talent in the construction industry through the ‘Step Up Into Construction’ project. collaborative partnership This collaborative partnership between West Yorkshire Colleges and key organisations throughout the Leeds City Region will facilitate valuable work…

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14 March 2016

Shipley College First To See Benefits of Investment Programme

Refurbishment of Shipley College’s Mill Building has now been completed with funds secured from the LEP and West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Local Growth Deal funding. The project is the first to complete using £119,000 from Skills Capital Programme and will improve learning facilities for local people and employers. The grant…

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13 January 2016

WYCC Joint Venture Partnership Opportunities

The colleges in West Yorkshire have an established partnership and an excellent track record of collaborative working. The seven further education colleges which make up the West Yorkshire Consortium have a Joint Venture to bid for funding to support businesses and individuals throughout Leeds City Region. West Yorkshire Consortium of…

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11 January 2016

Peter Roberts CBE, former Leeds City College Principal

It is with deep sadness that we report the death of Peter Roberts CBE, who retired as Principal of Leeds City College in September last year. Following his retirement, Peter continued to lend his many years of leadership experience to the college and colleagues. A much loved, admired and respected…

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