West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

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

22 September 2015

RTO Registration Elevates WYCC's Collaborative Performance

WYCC has been successful in its registration onto the Skills Funding Agency Register of Training Organisations (RTO). Successful RTO registration elevates WYCC's capabilities in terms of collaborative performance and provides a platform to further enhance the Consortium's excellent track record of partnership working across the region. Collaborative Impact Louise Tearle,…

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7 July 2015

Skills Leaders Come Together for Annual Skills Network Conference

WYCC supported the latest Skills Network ‘Aligning Skills for Growth’ conference hosted at Bradford College. Principals, Chief Executives, University leaders and a wealth of private training providers from across the city region attended the event. Now in its fourth year, the event attracted over 100 delegates and was led by…

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1 June 2015

Kirklees College Graduates Rapidly Making a Name for Themselves

A pair of graduates of Kirklees College’s BA (Hons) Graphic Design course are rapidly making a name for themselves by providing innovative graphic design solutions for a diverse range of local and nationally based clients. Oli Smith and Andy Finnerty graduated in 2014 from the Batley School of Art; both…

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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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12 March 2015

National Apprenticeship Week 2015

As a consortium of colleges we recognise the positive impact that apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and wider economy. Throughout Apprenticeship Week we have been showcasing the success stories from our partner Colleges and here we take a closer look at our own apprentice success story here at WYCC. In…

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4 March 2015

Pioneering Partnership working showcased at national conference

On 26 th February Louise Tearle, Partnership Director of WYCC and Joanne Patrickson, Director of Business Development at Leeds City College spoke at the Association of Colleges (AoC) Business Development Conference in London. The focus of their presentation was commercial opportunities for Colleges and how new business opportunities can be…

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17 February 2015

Investment Signals Major Growth for WYCC Member Colleges

Four further education colleges from West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges have been awarded £17m skills funding from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to realise plans to enable them to invest in new and improved facilities to support skills development and training for young people in the region. The…

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5 February 2015

£17.5m pioneering skills service for Leeds City Region

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has scooped further devolved funding through the government’s Employer Ownership Pilot to create a £17.5 million skills service for local businesses. The LEP is working with a consortium to deliver the LEP skillsservice, led by Calderdale College in partnership with Leeds City College,…

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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…

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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,…

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