West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

18 April 2019

Joining forces with The Yorkshire Mafia to reach more businesses

The Yorkshire Mafia and The Skills Service have joined forces to reach more businesses in the Leeds City Region and unlock employee potential. The Skills Service can provide planning, support and 40% ESF funding for SMEs to increase skills of the workforce. The latest Skills Catalogue was launched at a…

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1 April 2019

New Skills Catalogue launches at breakfast event

WYCC celebrated last week as its latest Skills Catalogue of training courses was launched at a breakfast briefing in Leeds. Over 100 delegates from colleges, universities, training providers and partner organisations gathered to hear from the team about the 700+ courses that are now available through The Skills Service. The…

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5 February 2019

Nav Chohan becomes Consortium Chair

Nav Chohan, Principal at Shipley College has been appointed as the new Chair of both WYCC and the Leeds City Region Skills Network. Nav replaces former Chair Ian Billyard (Leeds College of Building) who retired in December 2018. Nav joined Shipley College as Principal in July 2009 and has worked…

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21 January 2019

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges has a new home

And yes, it's still in West Yorkshire! The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges has officially moved to a new office location, signifying progress and positive change within the organisation. The full team, including contracting, marketing, skills advisors, directors and research can now all be found in one place at Leeds…

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16 January 2019

Upcoming Joint Venture College Open Events

It’s time for another round up of our Joint Venture colleges’ open events. 2019 is already well underway so it’s time to start pencilling in some dates to that new diary or calendar. An open event could help you to explore the hundreds of opportunities that are available for school…

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7 December 2018

Skills will be an 'integral' part of UK Shared Prosperity Fund plans

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is calling for the new UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) to exceed current funding guaranteed through EU funds. The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges is backing the LEP’s call for more funding to make sure that colleges in the region can continue to…

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20 November 2018

Industry-based training programmes open for tender

As part of the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges’ drive to improve skills in the Leeds City Region, another eight opportunities for training providers to deliver the Reach Higher and More Skills Better Jobs projects have been announced. Funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) the latest commissions are live…

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23 October 2018

More opportunities to improve region’s skills announced

The third set of tenders has been released by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges. Looking to work with organisations and training providers who can help improve the skill levels of the Leeds City Region’s workforce, the latest opportunities will also contribute to supporting growth and reducing local poverty. The…

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18 April 2019

Joining forces with The Yorkshire Mafia to reach more businesses

The Yorkshire Mafia and The Skills Service have joined forces to reach more businesses in the Leeds City Region and unlock employee potential. The Skills…

Read More

1 April 2019

New Skills Catalogue launches at breakfast event

WYCC celebrated last week as its latest Skills Catalogue of training courses was launched at a breakfast briefing in Leeds. Over 100 delegates from colleges,…

Read More