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Coleg Cambria to host farming tech event with university researchers in Llysfasi

COLEG CAMBRIA LLYSFASI and Aberystwyth University have united for an event to demonstrate progress on an innovative agriculture project. Researchers at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) and staff at Llysfasi launched the HEFCW-funded £370,000 PreciseAg partnership in 2018 in order to carry out innovative on-farm trials of Precision Livestock Technology….

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Coleg Cambria super six to contest places at WorldSkills Shanghai event

Coleg Cambria will compete for places at the ‘skills Olympics’ in Shanghai next year. Six learners from the north east Wales college have made the Long Squad for Worldskills. The list is made up of 137 apprentices who will now join the event’s talent programme to try to secure a place on the team that…

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Coleg Cambria launches new dog grooming academy and salon in Llysfasi

COLEG CAMBRIA has launched a new a dog grooming salon and training academy. The Collar and Comb Dog Grooming Academy at the college’s Llysfasi site will be formally unveiled with a seminar hosted by Julie Harris, co-founder of The Groomer’s Spotlight website. With more than 35 years’ experiences in the sector, Julie is one of…

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North Wales Police and Coleg Cambria join forces to train future PCSOs

COLEG CAMBRIA and North Wales Police have joined forces to launch a new traineeship scheme. The programme is aimed at prospective PCSOs (Police Community Support Officer) aged 18 above and will blend education at the college’s Deeside site with on-the-job training. The pilot scheme will be class-based for the first month, then the learners will…

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Steel giant and Coleg Cambria celebrate first apprentice graduates at ceremony

THE first learners to graduate from an innovative partnership between Coleg Cambria and an international steel giant have been celebrated at an awards presentation. The north east Wales college and Tata Steel have joined forces to deliver an NVQ Foundation Apprenticeship programme in Manufacturing. Thirty-one members of the inaugural cohort have successfully completed the NVQ…

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Yana Williams returns to take the helm at Coleg Cambria and make the institution ‘even more innovative’

COLEG CAMBRIA begins the decade with a new chief executive who plans to take the award-winning institution “to the next level”. Yana Williams has a long-term vision for the north east Wales college and will build on the foundations laid by predecessor David Jones OBE. The former CEO/Principal of Hugh Baird College in Liverpool vowed…

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Coleg Cambria students aim to reverse huge decline in red squirrel population

STUDENTS have joined forces with a wildlife project help save the red squirrel population from extinction. Level 3 NVQ Animal Management learners at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi built feeders and nest boxes for the animals and monitored their progress at enclosures in Clocaenog forest, near Ruthin, during a reinforcement project. They have been supporting the work…

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Tributes paid to Coleg Cambria CEO David Jones OBE as he steps down from role

THE enduring and positive impact of David Jones on education and the economy has received widespread praise from leading figures across the country. Mr Jones steps down as Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria this week after steering the institution to national acclaim. The 57-year-old was formerly principal of Deeside College before its merger with Wrexham’s…

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Coleg Cambria and Kubota blaze a trail for future agricultural engineers

COLEG CAMBRIA LLYSFASI has joined forces with a top international agricultural machinery company to train future workers in land-based engineering. The college has signed-up to a new partnership with Kubota, the Japanese tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer. Together they have launched the Kubota Apprenticeship Scheme, a three-year block release programme which will blend education at…

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Coleg Cambria leads the way for Wales at UK skills tournament

COLEG CAMBRIA enhanced its reputation as a leader in skills and training at a national competition.  More than 500 participants from across the country took part in the annual WorldSkills UK LIVE event at NEC Birmingham over the weekend. Learners and apprentices from Cambria – which has sites in Wrexham, Deeside, Northop and Llysfasi –…

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