West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

10 December 2019

Reaching out to Construction Workers with Morgan Sindall

In November members of The Skills Service engagement team set up shop at Morgan Sindall’s exciting new construction project, Leeds Skelton Lake Services. Opening January 2020, Leeds Skelton Lake Services is a ‘new concept’ Motorway Service Area which is now under construction at the M1 Junction 45. Home to a…

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8 October 2019

Wine School of Excellence: Certified training for the hospitality industry through The Skills Service

On a sunny Friday afternoon in York, we caught up with Gillian Tinney - Managing Director of the Wine School of Excellence (WSE). Newly contracted to deliver through The Skills Service, WSE is an ‘independent’ wine education company. Passionate about wine, Gillian uses a different approach to most companies involved…

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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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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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11 October 2016

Calderdale Business Tastes Success With Help From LEP Funding

New Ivory, a successful Elland based food manufacturing business has been given the opportunity to expand thanks to a grant of almost £10,000 from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) skills service to train its staff, as it takes its next steps towards expansion. New Ivory work with some…

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5 October 2015

150 Businesses Benefit From £500,000 LEP skills service Funding Support

Over 150 businesses have benefitted from funded training through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP). More than £500,000 has now been awarded to businesses to invest in skills, enabling them to maximise their training budget and support their staff development. The LEP’s recent business survey revealed that 74% of…

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