Merged college to create real opportunities for young people in North East Wales

The merger of Deeside College and Yale College to create Coleg Cambria will be able to provide exceptionally high quality training and educational opportunities according to Vale of Clwyd AM, Ann Jones.

The new college will be one of the largest educational institutions in Wales and the 10th largest further education college in the UK. It will provide courses for over 8000 full time learners and 25000 part time and work-based learners each year, employ over 1600 staff, and have an annual income of over £60million.

Launched at the National Eisteddfod by the First Minister of Wales, the creation of Coleg Cambria represents a clear commitment by the Welsh Government to strengthening Further Education provision in North East Wales.

 The First Minister said: “This merger will combine the significant strengths of both institutions for the benefit of learners throughout the region and the Welsh economy as a whole.”

Reacting to the merger, Mrs Jones said: “Coleg Cambria has the chance to becoming a leading light in the further education sector.

“Equipping our young people with the right kind of skills that employers are crying out for, is not only good for our young people, but is also vital for the economy of North Wales.