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A Message From Our Chief Executive

I am delighted to welcome you as a learner, to an organisation that is now the largest provider of Adult Community Learning in Wales; bringing together two prominent learning providers, WEA Cymru and the YMCA Wales Community College to form a single all Wales provider.

WEA Cymru was itself created in January 2014 through the coming together of WEA South Wales and Coleg Harlech WEA (North Wales). The stories of both institutions are intertwined for over a century, but they have shared a common ethos based on values of democracy and social justice. YMCA Wales Community College has since its founding upheld high standards of quality and provision, working towards bringing social justice and peace to young people and their communities, regardless of race, gender or culture. Therefore both institutions have made distinguished contributions to the education of adults in Wales for many years.

I would like to use this opportunity to acknowledge the work and leadership of Maggi Dawson MBE, the former CEO of WEA Cymru, who lead staff and learners through both mergers. As an organisation we will continue to place the learner at the centre of everything that we do and ensure that there is a strong learner voice. I would encourage you to consider joining the organisation as a member and use the opportunity to participate in shaping your learning.

I hope you enjoy what you learn and achieve your aims as you learn with us.


Mark A. Isherwood
Chief Executive