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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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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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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 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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Coleg Cambria Llysfasi encourages next generation of dairy entrepreneurs

A LAND-BASED college welcomed the cream of young farmers to Denbighshire for a series of workshops designed to attract aspiring entrepreneurs to the dairy industry  Coleg Cambria Llysfasi is hosting the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) Entrepreneurs in Dairying workshops for the first time. The business and finance training programme aims to meet a huge…

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Coleg Cambria taking 21 students to Worldskills UK LIVE finals in Birmingham

COLEG CAMBRIA is taking a 21-strong team to this year’s Worldskills UK LIVE finals. The north east Wales college will have one of the largest squads at the competition, which takes place over three days at the Birmingham NEC in November. Worldskills UK LIVE is the biggest skills, apprenticeships and careers event in the country,…

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Another A* year for Coleg Cambria – the number one college in Wales

COLEG CAMBRIA maintained its position as the number one college in Wales with an outstanding overall A Level pass rate of 99%. Students at the Yale site in Wrexham and Deeside Sixth Form Centre contributed to another incredible year for the award-winning institution, with 26 subjects achieving 100% exam success. These included English, Chemistry, Psychology,…

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Coleg Cambria boss visits NSPCC Cymru base following £115,000 donation

THE £115,000 donation of a North Wales college to a child protection charity will have a huge impact on thousands of young people across the region. Coleg Cambria raised the staggering amount after a year of challenges and activities for NSPCC Cymru/Wales. The charity, which also provides the free and confidential Childline counselling service, has…

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