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Colleges celebrate another year of student success at awards ceremony
Friday, 16 December, 2022
Castleford College and Wakefield College ended the year on a high with a prestigious awards ceremony acknowledging its students’ achievements. Learners and their loved ones, College staff, award sponsors and Governors, gathered on Monday 12th December at Castleford College as part of its Student Awards Ceremony.
Engineering Apprentice prepares for WorldSkills UK final
Tuesday, 01 November, 2022
Engineering Apprentice at Castleford College, Lucas Moon, has been announced as a finalist in the WorldSkills UK 2022 competition.
West Yorkshire Colleges secure £2.6million (DfE) investment for green skills
Thursday, 29 September, 2022
The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC) will be part of the Government’s plans to boost the nation’s skills and make sure more people can secure good, well-paid jobs that are closer to where they live.
Girl Power! Student secures herself place in WorldSkills UK Final
Friday, 22 October, 2021
Wakefield College Engineering student Yasmin Whale has come up trumps after securing a place in the finals of the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition.
Engineering a brighter future
Tuesday, 09 February, 2021
Staff from Wakefield College’s Work Placement Team have gone virtual by teaming up with Wakefield-based engineering firm Sewtec Automation to offer college students an insight into the engineering industry.
A Blog for Love Our Colleges Week
Monday, 19 October, 2020
Craig Wigglesworth, Managing Director of a SME manufacturing company STT (Specialist Tooling Technologies Ltd) and David White, Head of Employer Engagement at Wakefield College discuss STT in particular and the region as a whole’s training needs. They talk about how Wakefield College helps to meet those needs helping businesses succeed and what needs to be done in the future to make sure they can continue to innovatively collaborate with businesses in the Leeds City Region and beyond.
Welding expert and former student takes up teaching with Wakefield College
Wednesday, 04 December, 2019
Former Wakefield College student and two times UK Skill Weld finalist Brian Fisher has taken up a lecturing position in Fabrication and Welding at our Castleford Campus.
Eight students pass the first heat of Worldskills UK competition
Thursday, 04 April, 2019
Congratulations to the 8 students who have made it through the Skillsweld passive heats in the Worldskills UK competition this year!
Two students gain Apprenticeships from Work Placement experience
Tuesday, 04 December, 2018
Two Level 2 Fabrication and Welding students have successfully gained apprenticeships with MD Engineering Solutions Ltd, based at Whitwood Castleford. MD Engineers provide engineering solutions to the brewing, distilling and process industries and after successful work placements, they have offered Abdulahi Ali and Connor Walton full time apprenticeships, with an immediate start.
Wakefield College purchase new AC/DC High Frequency sate of the art TIG welding sets
Friday, 09 November, 2018
Wakefield College has purchased new AC/DC High Frequency state-of-the-art TIG sets. It enables the College to become an Endpoint Assessment Centre for Welding Standards in the Apprenticeship Framework and a Welding Institute (TWI) Approved Coded Welding Centre.