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Coleg Cambria Llysfasi to welcome UK Loggers for national competition

COLEG CAMBRIA LLYSFASI is branching out for a top international logging tournament. The Denbighshire site will host the UK Loggers (UKL) competition and training day this Saturday. Dozens of participants are expected to contest the event at Llysfasi, near Ruthin, though only loggers with chainsaw maintenance, crosscutting and felling qualifications can take part. Held in…

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Coleg Cambria ceremony marks start of £20m Yale redevelopment

WORK is underway on the £20million redevelopment of Coleg Cambria Yale. Chief executive David Jones was joined by Wrexham Assembly Member Lesley Griffiths and special guests today (Friday) for a turf-cutting ceremony to mark the occasion. The Grove Park Road site is the latest to undergo a revolutionary refurbishment following multi-million pound improvements to Cambria…

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David Jones OBE to step down as chief executive of Coleg Cambria

DAVID JONES OBE will step down as Chief Executive of Coleg Cambria later this year. Cambria’s board of governors thanked him for his efforts and achievements and said he will be “sorely missed”. Mr Jones oversaw the merger of Deeside and Yale colleges in 2013 and has led the institution through an unprecedented period of…

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Coleg Cambria serves up winning performance at Welsh cooking finals

COLEG CAMBRIA served up its best-ever performance in a national cooking competition. The north east Wales college warmed up ahead of the next Worldskills competition with 19 medals at the Welsh International Culinary Championships (WICC). Students received two gold, six silver and 11 bronze medals, as well as two merits of achievement and three Best…

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Coleg Cambria unveils Alex Thomas as new Assistant Principal

SUPPORTING students in the north east Wales community was always the vision for Alex Thomas. Now 35, the former Connah’s Quay High School pupil will realise that dream after being named Assistant Principal and Director of General Education at Coleg Cambria. As Head of Deeside Sixth Form Centre – the £14.6m hub opened by ex-Wales…

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Coleg Cambria has Spring in its step ahead of charity lambing day

COLEG CAMBRIA Llysfasi has Spring in its step ahead of a charity farm day. Saturday March 9 will be the first time the Denbighshire site has ever hosted an open lambing event, with the public invited to attend. Lecturers and staff will also be on hand to talk to visitors and prospective students about the…

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Coleg Cambria student battles anxiety to become golden girl

A STUDENT who struggled with anxiety before completing the DofE scheme will pick up her gold award at Buckingham Palace after a heartfelt U-turn. Caitlin Hardman, from Wrexham, is the first person to achieve the gold Duke of Edinburgh Award standard at Coleg Cambria. Caitlin achieved both her bronze and silver as a pupil at…

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Coleg Cambria and Airbus partnership reaches new heights

AN ENGINEERING degree has taken off thanks to a college partnership with a world-leading plane maker. The collaboration between Coleg Cambria, Swansea University and Airbus has attracted high-calibre students to the BEng in Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering. The second cohort graduated at the South Wales institution just weeks ago, having enjoyed working and studying at…

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College celebrates incredible year with special guests at annual meeting

COLEG CAMBRIA marked a record-breaking year with a ceremony of reflection at its new £1.5m engineering complex. The college held its annual general meeting at the cutting-edge extension to its Centre of Engineering Excellence facility in Deeside. And what a year it has been; more than £115,000 raised for the NSPCC, Wales’ best-ever FE and…

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Sofa so good for college partnership with leading furniture maker

SOFA so good for the innovative partnership between one of the UK’s top furniture makers and a leading college. Coleg Cambria has supplied Westbridge Furniture with six apprentices since joining forces with the Deeside-based company and is encouraging more youngsters aged 16-18 to enrol on their popular traineeship scheme before moving on to a full…

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