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Wakefield College celebrates Apprentice success

Wednesday, 08 March, 2017

The picturesque surroundings of Yorkshire Sculpture Park formed the backdrop for Wakefield College’s annual Apprenticeships Awards Ceremony this week. Senior College staff were joined by local business leaders and local dignitaries to celebrate the success of apprentices and employers at the glittering awards evening.

PREVENT Dress Rehearsal

Wednesday, 01 March, 2017

The prevent performance, by Wakefield College Performing Arts students, follows main character Tom through his College and home life as he begins to question world events and their impact. He eventually becomes influenced by an extreme group and ends up taking extreme measures for what he believes is right. The performance tackles how young people can be influenced over time and how friends, family and teachers can work together to prevent extremism. The performance was shown to hundreds of internal students and is due to be filmed by West Yorkshire Police to be distributed nationally.

College work placement team on a mission…

Monday, 20 February, 2017

Wakefield College’s newly appointed Work Placement team is on a mission to bring students and the region’s businesses closer together.

Students experience college master classes with STEMPLUS

Thursday, 16 February, 2017

Wakefield College recently welcomed over 170 students in Year 8 and 9 at local schools to take part in STEMPLUS master classes. These enthusiastic learners had the opportunity to try out activities in a range of subject areas across college, particularly focusing on science, games development, and computing.

Wakefield College going to the AoC Sport National Championships

Friday, 10 February, 2017

Wakefield College will be flying the flag for Yorkshire this April as Mark Bostock, a 1st year on the Sports Performance & Excellence course will be running in the Men’s Cross Country Final on Saturday 22 April 2017.

Wakefield College learners visit Drax power station

Tuesday, 07 February, 2017

Drax power station kindly opened its doors to 27 Level 2 Electrical Installation learners from Wakefield College recently. The trip consisted of a very informative tour of the power station, showing our students the extensive process of generating electricity and supplying it across the UK.

Wakefield College welcomes Coca Cola Site Director to new ASIC

Thursday, 26 January, 2017

Wakefield College welcomed Coca Cola European Partners (CCEP) Site Director Trevor Newman to view progress on the College’s new £7M Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC) this week.

Musical Theatre students to unveil new show

Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

Musical Theatre students from the University Centre at Wakefield College have been busy in rehearsals recently preparing to showcase their talents when they perform ‘The Little Angel’ – a new piece written by their Musical Theatre lecturer Paul Dale-Vickers.

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