West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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14 February 2018

WYCC Hosts National Employer-Provider Skills Conference

A national conference brought together leaders in business, education, academia and policy in Leeds last week and generated debate about improving technical and vocational education. UCL Institute of Education (IOE), a world leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science organised the event supported by the Education…

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2 August 2017

Work on innovative Leeds City College campus gets underway

On Monday 31 July, representatives from Leeds City College, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Wates Construction, and Leeds City Council, along with other local dignitaries, gathered for a special ground-breaking ceremony to mark work formally commencing on the new Leeds City College campus in…

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2 August 2017

Landmark Partnership announced with West Yorkshire Colleges

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has today announced a landmark partnership with West Yorkshire colleges setting out a joint plan to align college training provision with the needs of the Leeds City Region economy, including the £56 million per annum Adult Education Budget. The partnership, formalised through unique ‘Delivery Agreements’ for…

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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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10 April 2017

Shipley College Apprenticeship Marks The Start of a Successful IT Career

Former Shipley College apprentice student, Leon, visited the College recently to talk to a group of current IT students about his career path in to IT security. He praised the Shipley College apprenticeship programme for giving him a good start to his career. He then moved on to other rewarding…

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18 October 2016

Norther Powerhouse Minister Praises New Process Manufacturing Centre

Kirklees College declared its Process Manufacturing Centre (PMC) open last week with over 60 project partners, local MPs, apprentices and its main funder, Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) attending a celebratory event. Hailed as a ‘boost’ to the north by Northern Powerhouse Minister, Andrew Percy, it was awarded…

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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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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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18 September 2018

New project commissions launch to meet skills needs

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) has launched a set of European Social Fund commissions for five skills projects. Once awarded, the projects will…

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24 August 2018

Kirklees Local TV interviews Project Director Joanne Patrickson

Following the initial launch of the West Yorkshire Consortium of College's new service for businesses; The Skills Service , Kirklees Local TV interviews WYCC Project…

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