We are a network of further education colleges, universities, private and voluntary sector skills providers and employability providers. We are managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges and funded by the European Social Fund.
Through our members we work to meet the needs of employers and the Leeds City Region economy by providing access to skills and training.
Leeds is the largest centre outside London for financial and business services, digital, creative, publishing and broadcasting.It has the second highest concentration of knowledge intensive jobs and is the third largest manufacturing centre by local authority area.
Over 1.4 million people are employed in the region, which includes Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, York and Wakefield.
In April 2011, representatives from further education colleges, universities and private and voluntary sector skills providers came together to form the Leeds City Region Skills Network.
Our members work together through this unique collaboration to meet the needs of employers and the city region economy.