Caring staff and students from Coleg Cambria raised vital funds for a children’s hospital

Two people standing with a large cheque

Led by Cambria’s Learner Experience and Enterprise Manager Rona Griffiths, and PL Operations Officer Steven Mills, a series of challenges and events were held for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool. Learners and employees from Wrexham, Deeside and Northop collected more than £1,500 via activities including a hamper raffle and festive stalls at last year’s Christmas […]

Coleg Cambria learner Rhiannon Bartley has been named Tilhill Diploma Student of the Year

Rhiannon, from Wrexham, currently studying at Llysfasi, received a specially carved wooden trophy along with £250 prize money, presented by John Ferguson, Tilhill Senior Forest Manager. The 29 year-old, who also works for Ecological Land Management in Wrexham, said: “It’s been an incredible two years at Llysfasi and I’m grateful to have spent the pandemic years […]

The surging progress of a talented engineer generated him a prestigious award

Coleg Cambria University Centre learner Jonathan Harris was awarded the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) IET Local Network Prize for Student Excellence. The competition is designed to reward the attitude and ability of students within the geographic area of the Local Network at a non-accredited Further Education establishment, a non-accredited Higher Education establishment or […]

Innovators plan to manufacture drones that will revolutionise sustainable farming in Wales after successful trials at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi

The ‘Green Eagle’ drone was able to identify weeds and on-land issues before targeting them with pesticides, saving time, money and providing a carbon-neutral alternative to existing methods. Led by Anglesey-based M-SParc in partnership with tenants AerialWorx and Fortytwoable – who built the AI (Artificial Intelligence) model – and BIC Innovation, the project was supported […]

Coleg Cambria’s acclaimed University Centre will host a series of summer drop-in sessions for prospective students

The college has a wide range of higher education courses on offer in partnership with leading institutions such as Bangor, Wrexham Glyndwr, Liverpool John Moores, Swansea, and Aberystwyth universities, in addition to programmes run alongside Pearson, the national awarding body. Subjects include Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering, Animal Management, Creative Media Production, Health and Social Care, […]

Wales will be flying the flag with more representatives than any other home nation at this year’s WorldSkills UK competition

And 11 of those participating in the event – to be held across six venues in November – are from Coleg Cambria. They are in the following categories: Aircraft Maintenance: Rosie Boddy (Airbus/Cambria), Jamie Harding (Airbus/Cambria) and Tymoteusz Rozanski Beauty Therapist: Lucia Contento and Abbie Smith Beauty Therapy Practitioner: Isabelle Bailey Construction Metalwork: Rhys Stanhope Manufacturing Team Challenge: James Coyle, Benjamin Wynn and Kumnan Lipdo Network Infrastructure Technician: Cameron Thompson Congratulating […]

Skilled engineers, builders and the trades are being urged to consider a future in education

Coleg Cambria is holding a recruitment event at its Institute of Technology in Deeside from 5pm-7pm on Wednesday July 13. Following on from the success of last week’s Digital Manufacturing Skills Expo – which welcomed more than 200 people and businesses to the Medru – Skills Factory – the institution is aiming to take on experienced workers from industry to meet demand for lecturers, technicians, and instructors at its sites across north east Wales. “The popularity of our courses […]

Leaders in the forestry sector have joined forces to launch a new skills programme

Tilhill, the UK’s leading forest management, timber harvesting and landscaping company, and Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company, unveiled the Foresight Sustainable Forestry Skills Training Programme. The course is aimed at South Walian participants who will receive fully funded three-weekly training sessions in August, September, and October at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi. These will include forestry-related activities such as tree planting, quad […]

Students who joined a leading college as teenagers on an employment and training scheme are leaving five years later with bright futures ahead of them

Jack Morgan, 20, and 23 year-old James Griffiths started their FE journey with Coleg Cambria Yale in Wrexham on the UK Government’s Kickstart programme. After exploring different subjects, they found qualifications that suited their skillsets and interests and have now completed Level 3 qualifications that will prepare them for careers in event management and football coaching. James, a former St Joseph’s High School pupil from […]