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21/01/2014
There’s still time for companies to book their place on our free Engineering Apprenticeship Breakfast Surgery on Tuesday 4th February.
09/01/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory is pleased to launch a third programme of bite-sized training courses for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country. We are also offering subsidies to a number of existing technical training courses.
03/01/2014
Employers in the Black Country’s High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector are being offered a new Apprentice Wage Subsidy by the Black Country Skills Factory if they commence a Level 3 engineering apprenticeship from January 2014. The Skills Factory will share information about the new Level 3...
22/11/2013
The Black Country Skills Factory has launched a new Apprentice Wage Subsidy for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country who commence a Level 3 apprenticeship from the New Year.
21/11/2013
Invest Black Country and the Black Country LEP are throwing their full support behind an innovative international conference for Black Country suppliers, taking place in Wolverhampton and online tomorrow
20/11/2013
The Black Country Skills Factory will attend the National Aerospace Supply Chain Conference at RAF Cosford in Wolverhampton on Thursday 21st November.
14/11/2013
The Black Country Skills Factory has teamed up with the West Midlands Manufacturing Club to offer subsidised one-to-one CAD training in AutoCAD 2D and Solid Works Solid Modelling throughout the year.
11/11/2013
The Black Country’s high schools proved they have what it takes to ‘Make It in Manufacturing’ by inventing the transportation solutions of the future and competing in a region-wide competition yesterday (7 November 2013).
05/11/2013
The Black Country Skills Factory joined over one hundred companies to celebrate what’s best about Midlands manufacturing at the annual Made in the Midlands (MIM) Awards.
04/11/2013
The Black Country Skills Factory has been promoting a new accelerated two-year BEng degree programme in Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton. The aim of this degree is to help develop the next generation of leaders and managers in the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector in...
25/10/2013
The Black Country Skills Factory will attend the Advanced Engineering UK show when it returns to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 November.
23/10/2013
In three weeks’ time, thousands of delegates from the UK and overseas will be flocking to Advanced Engineering UK at the NEC. Black Country business leaders will be among the high-profile speakers at the two-day event, flying the flag for the region’s engineering prowess and inward investment...
18/10/2013
The Black Country Skills Factory will be presenting the ‘Women in Engineering’ award at the annual Made in the Midlands (MIM) Awards ceremony on Tuesday 22nd October at Wolverhampton Science Park.
15/10/2013
In four weeks’ time, Advanced Engineering UK returns to the NEC for 2013. At the show, Invest Black Country and Business Birmingham are offering SME engineering firms the opportunity to meet buyers from Jaguar Land Rover and Moog
11/10/2013
Manufacturing SME’s can benefit from the first in-company master classes on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) training through the Black Country Skills Factory as part of the bite-sized programme of courses for up-skilling the sector. This is the first CNC machine focused training to be delivered, by...

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