West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

Joint Venture (JV) Colleges

In 2016, the Joint Venture agreement formally united Bradford College, Calderdale College, Kirklees College, Leeds College of Building, Leeds City College, Shipley College and Wakefield College who, together, originally formed West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) in 2002. Principals sign Joint Venture contract in 2017

Managed by WYCC and working with the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), this collaborative approach responds to the region’s priority skills agenda using European Structural and Investment Funding (ESIF).

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Pictured - College principals sign JV agreement in 2016.

Back row, left to right: Andy Welsh, Chief Executive Officer, Bradford College; Colin Booth OBE, Principal& Chief Executive, Leeds City College; John Rees, Principal & Chief Executive, Calderdale College; Ian Billyard, Principal, Leeds College of Building;

Front row, left to right: Nav Chohan, Principal, Shipley College; Sam Wright, Principal, Wakefield College; Peter McCann, Principal & Chief Executive, Kirklees College.

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