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Mentor helps boost ASD retention at Coleg Cambria – and numbers are growing

A MENTOR has helped to improve retention and the social and wellness journey of autistic learners at Coleg Cambria. Josh Roberts joined the college 12 months ago, as the Coronavirus pandemic was taking hold in the UK. It made his new role as an ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and Support Mentor more challenging, as he…

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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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Teaching tenor on cloud nine after reaching number one in the charts

DARYL STEPHENSON is on cloud nine after reaching the top of the charts with a world-renowned choir. Daryl, a work-based learning assessor at Coleg Cambria Deeside, is a tenor with the award-winning Fron Male Voice Choir. Based in the Dee Valley, they reached number one in both the Classical Artist and Classical Combined charts with…

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Inspiring Cambria student Faith Dodd named BBC Wales Young Reporter of the Year

AN INSPIRING teenager battling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has been awarded a prestigious national media prize. Coleg Cambria learner Faith Dodd, from Wrexham, was named BBC Wales Young Reporter of the Year. The 17 year-old, who is studying at the college’s Yale site, wrote 500 words about her OCD journey before capturing it on camera…

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Claire celebrates 20 years with NEWCIS as care provider continues to grow

The largest provider of care services in Wales has doubled its workforce and trebled turnover in the last six years. A Mold-based North East Wales Carers Information Service (NEWCIS) has its sights set on further growth after a challenging 12 months for the sector. CEO Claire Sullivan is celebrating 20 years with the organisation and…

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Dewin Tech unveils revolutionary wireless technology for rural landowners

A REVOLUTIONARY wireless sensor launched by a Welsh tech start-up will make the ‘Internet of Things’ possible for rural areas across the globe. Innovative Dewin Open:Close technology has been unveiled by Dewin Tech, a new business founded by Geraint Hughes and Meinir Lloyd Jones. The couple, from Bangor, have collaborated with Dr Rob Shepherd from EvoMetric sensor…

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Autistic student secures NUS policy on life skills in landmark moment for North Wales college

A STUDENT with autism successfully passed a motion to ensure all college learners in Wales have access to Independent Living Skills (ILS). In a landmark moment for Coleg Cambria, the motion put forward by Matthew Hayes, from Bryn y Baal, Mold, will become part of NUS Wales policy. It is the first time a policy…

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Coleg Cambria and LEAF Education launch annual food, farm and environment competition

LEAF Education, in partnership with Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, have re-launched the annual national competition in Food, Farming and Environment to offer even more schools the chance to win on-farm experiences. For the first time, the competition will see up to ten schools being chosen as semi-finalists, who will each receive an on-farm visit. Finalist schools…

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Andy to take on epic charity challenge in memory of much-loved Dad who died of Coronavirus

A PROUD son whose father died of COVID-19 will take on an epic challenge to raise funds for a children’s hospice. Andy Hughes plans to run 188 miles from Flintshire to the Midlands and back in memory of his late dad Kevin, a champion of Hope House Hospice who passed away earlier this year after…

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