West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

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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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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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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