Coleg Cambria in North East Wales has around 7,000 full-time students and 20,000 part-time learners, across six different campuses. It is internationally recognised for its excellence and has partnerships with over 1,000 employers. The college also offers a broad range of apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities with strong links to local employers. Learners benefit from state-of-the-art facilities like its Engineering Technology Centre which includes Construction, Welding and Motor Vehicle workshops. These are crucial to give learners the practical experience to succeed.
Coleg Cambria supports the local economy.
AN award-winning college contributes more than £400m a year to the economy and has supported hundreds of businesses through a series of major development projects.
In the last two years alone, Coleg Cambria has opened £40million of new buildings in north east Wales, creating hundreds of temporary jobs and boosting the local construction sector.
The £10 million engineering technology complex and campus redevelopment at Bersham Road in Wrexham; the £14m sixth form centre and £3.36m Aerospace Higher Education Centre in Deeside, and a £3.5m Business School in Northop are all improving the academic and social experience for students and staff, as well as boosting a supply chain that works closely with the college.
COLEG CAMBRIA is on top of the world after achieving Wales’ best results at a national skills ceremony.
The college won nine medals, was highly commended in two categories and achieved a staggering 25 points at the Worldskills UK LIVE competition in Birmingham.
Cambria finished fourth in the overall league table and number one in Wales, to the delight of Chief Executive David Jones.
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