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27 June 2023

Customer service training boosts social housing organisation in Bradford

A fully funded training programme delivered as part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges’ Collaborative Apprenticeships project has brought insight and skills to apprentices at a social housing organisation in Shipley. Danny Halligan, Apprentice and Skills Officer at Incommunities encouraged apprentices at the company to sign up for Shipley…

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9 March 2023

Unlocking Potential – Collaborative Apprenticeships Event Attracts Hundreds

Shipley College hosted ‘Apprenticeships Unlocked’ last February , welcom ing over 400 prospective apprentices to meet with a mix of employers and training providers from the region. Hosted by Shipley College in Victoria Hall, the event was part of the Collaborative Apprenticeships project which managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium…

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10 February 2023

Why collaboration is key for shaping the skills network of the future

Comments from Claire Williams, Head of Employer Engagement at Calderdale College Calderdale College trains 500 apprentices a year and works with 400 employers annually to help them place apprentices into their businesses. W e talk a lot about the benefits that apprenticeships can bring to those enrolled in them, but…

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9 February 2023

Leeds City College’s pre-apprenticeship course that supports people into healthcare

The ‘Winter Response’ pre-apprenticeship healthcare course is designed to prepare learners with the knowledge and skills of the healthcare sector in order to be best prepared to enter aligned roles in the industry. The course is being offered as part of WYCC’s Collaborative Apprenticeships project and is fully funded by…

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8 February 2023

Enhancing the apprenticeship experience at Shipley College

Shipley College has seen amazing results in the provision and completion of Collaborative Apprenticeships, across a number of courses and learners. Nearly 100 apprentices have completed courses to upskill or further their learning, gaining skills to benefit future career opportunities and improve the capabilities of what their respective employers can…

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23 January 2023

Calderdale College engages over 80 employers through Collaborative Apprenticeships

Calderdale College has engaged with over 80 employers across Calderdale and the surrounding areas with fully funded* training courses, services and support as it reaches the halfway point of WYCC's Collaborative Apprenticeships project. This includes providing fully funded training to more than 60 participants. Businesses have until September 2023 to…

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10 October 2022

Mental health courses for the workplace through Collaborative Apprenticeships

If you are wondering how you can make a difference at your workplace on #WorldMentalHealthDay , search our new fully-funded* mental health training courses from our partner colleges - Calderdale, Shipley and Leeds City Colleges. For a course to help you support apprentices and colleagues click here: Courses · West…

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7 February 2022

New project will improve apprentices' skills in the region

National Apprenticeships Week 2022 A £3.2 million project will give hundreds of apprentices in West Yorkshire the extra skills they need to excel in the workplace. Managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges and funded by the European Social Fund, ‘ Collaborative Apprenticeships ’ will deliver short, ‘wrap around’…

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