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Two of Wales’ largest colleges have merged to form Coleg Cambria.

Deeside College and Yale College, Wrexham have joined together to create the largest education institution in North East Wales and will serve over 27,000 students.

The college will keep the well known names of Yale, Northop, Llysfasi and Deeside at its campuses across Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.

Coleg Cambria’s Principal and Chief Executive, David Jones said: “Our priority will be to always put learners first, inspiring them to engage, learn and develop, and innovating in all that we do to ensure their success. The creation of a new college for North East Wales is a hugely significant development.

“We are extremely ambitious for every business, community and individual in North East Wales and into the wider sub-region that we serve. We are passionate about the roles of education, training and skills as a driver of economic development and social justice.

“We will test ourselves against the very best in line with our Vision which is to be “An internationally recognised college of excellence”. We have a magnificent workforce, so I am very confident that together we will achieve our ambitious targets. These will be specified in our new “Vision for Excellence” which will be published on 5 August”

The official launch of Coleg Cambria will take place on Monday 5th August at The National Eisteddfod of Wales in Denbighshire, and will be carried out by the Right Honourable Carwyn Jones AM, First Minister for Wales.

For more information please visit www.cambria.ac.uk

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