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Plastering student secures apprenticeship after impressing skills course instructor

A traditional building skills course led to an apprenticeship opportunity from one of its instructors. Organised by Wrexham’s Traditional Building Skills Programme and held at Coleg Cambria’s Bersham Road site, the traditional building skills courses are provided free through Wrexham Council. Plasterer student Wesley Jackson has attended several of the Traditional Building skills courses to…

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Stars align for ION Leadership and 20Twenty online graduation event

STARS including singer Beverley Knight, Rupert Moon and broadcaster Mike Bushell joined the alumni of popular business and leadership courses for a virtual celebration. More than 160 company owners, managers and supervisors attended an online graduation ceremony for the ION Leadership and 20Twenty Business Growth programmes. Hosted by Bangor University, viewers were treated to messages…

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Cambria student Hari won’t let blindness stop lifelong dream to work with horses

HARI ROBERTS has been blind since birth, but that has not stopped him living an action-packed life. A self-confessed thrillseeker, the 19 year-old has been riding horses for 10 years and is currently studying Equine Care and Management at Coleg Cambria. As well as eventing, cross country and dressage he has taken part in many…

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Coleg Cambria the first in Wales to launch Huawei ICT Academy

A MULTINATIONAL technology leader will launch its first training academy in Wales this year. Coleg Cambria has been approved as a Huawei ICT Academy and begins delivering a range of cutting-edge courses from September. Huawei has rolled out free training programmes in more than 90 countries with 3,000 instructors and 60,000 learners worldwide. Now Cambria…

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Bank of England Governor deposits advice to Coleg Cambria business students

STUDENTS credited leading finance figures and thanked them for depositing sound advice during a virtual lesson. Economics and Business learners at Coleg Cambria Yale in Wrexham enjoyed an online discussion with Governor of the Bank of England, Andrew Bailey. Mr Bailey was joined by the Bank of England’s Agent for Wales Stephen Hicks, and Deputy…

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Coleg Cambria tops all-Wales medal table at national skills competition

COLEG CAMBRIA swept the board at a national skills tournament. The college won a staggering 36 medals at the virtual Skills Competition Wales – more than any other FE institution in the country. Learners took home 14 gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze awards, to the delight of Cambria’s Chief Executive, Yana Williams. “Every year…

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Robotic rehabilitation and GPS trackers vital to future of care as elderly numbers accelerate

A ‘POSITIVE DISRUPTOR’ is driving transformation in care by revitalising services for those in need of support to live independently. Celebrating three years in business, Thoughts Become Things director Sue Jones, from Penrhyn Bay near Llandudno, has made huge strides in changing perceptions and raising standards during the Covid-19 pandemic. Working alongside some of the…

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46 Coleg Cambria students achieved their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards in the same week!

AN AMAZING 46 Coleg Cambria students achieved their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards in the same week! A cohort from the north east Wales college is celebrating the amazing landmark after completing the first stage of the popular scheme, which includes volunteering, physical and skills challenges, and an expedition. The news comes after eight Independent…

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Coleg Cambria awarded leading sustainability standard for 18th year in a row

COLEG CAMBRIA’S commitment to the environment and sustainability is a roaring success. The north east Wales college has again been awarded the Level Five Green Dragon Environmental Management Standard. All its sites in Wrexham, Deeside, Llysfasi and Northop have achieved the prestigious accreditation. It is the highest level of the Groundworks scheme that can be…

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North Wales surge in demand for skilled IT and digital workers as pupil interest drops

DEMAND for IT and digital skills in North Wales has never been higher. A study by the Learning and Work Institute found that across the UK, one in four companies has a significant gap when it comes to basic computer skills. That, coupled with a 40% fall in school pupils taking ICT at GCSE level…

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