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16/11/2018
Set up in 2013, the Black Country Skills Factory is celebrating five years of addressing skills shortages in the five transformational sectors in the Black Country
16/10/2018
The Careers Enterprise Team at the Black Country LEP hosted an Anniversary Celebration event at Black Country Living Museum yesterday, 11 October
11/10/2018
The new £12.5 million Black Country Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) has officially been launched.
01/08/2018
The Institute of Cast Metal Engineers (ICME) has moved its headquarters to the new National Foundry Training Centre in Dudley Port, Tipton.
13/07/2018
Black Country announced as ‘Careers Hub’ to help transform careers education
07/06/2018
The Black Country Skills Factory has been awarded additional Growth Funding to extend the Skills Factory programme through until March 2019. The additional funding of £317,500 is a 66% increase to the current funding and will enable the Skills Factory to continue to improve the labour market...
30/04/2018
200 students from 14 Black Country schools and 150 business representatives attended a speed networking event last week organised by The Black Country Skills Factory in collaboration with The Black Country Chamber of Commerce.
09/01/2018
Throughout November and December, Key Stage 4 pupils from Holly Hall Academy changed their classroom for Burton Road Community Fire Station for a series of weekly workshops geared around skills development.
11/10/2017
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) continues to build its leadership team by appointing Dr Julie Nugent as its new director of productivity and skills.
11/09/2017
•Black Country LEP connects businesses and pupils through Enterprise Adviser Programme •85 Black Country Schools / Academies engaged •Programme success: 56 Enterprise Advisors working in schools •Young people inspired to start mapping out their future careers paths
02/08/2017
Over 2750 year 9 pupils from 16 Black Country senior schools have completed the Black Country Passport to Employment Programme.
17/07/2017
The equivalent of more than 300 rugby pitches worth of land needs to be found in the Black Country for new industry over the next 20 years, it has been revealed.
28/06/2017
Dudley College of Technology has been awarded Ofsted’s prestigious ‘outstanding’ rating following an inspection of the college on 25-26 January 2017 and 17-19 May 2017. In total the college received an ‘outstanding’ grade in seven of the eight key areas reviewed and a further ‘good’ in the eighth,...
27/06/2017
Join the Motorsport Industry Association for this full-day of learning, discussion and networking among professionals from motorsport and other high performance engineering and technology-focused industries, hosted at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) - home to the National Centre for...
15/06/2017
To celebrate the diversity and strength of business in the Black Country, the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is once again leading a social media campaign on Friday 14 July in support of Black Country Day and of local Black Country businesses.

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