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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.
06/06/2017
Come along to this free breakfast briefing to find out more about practical and affordable routes to upskilling and investing in your workforce. With new opportunities and funding available to plug existing gaps this event could help you to solve your skills and knowledge challenges.
18/05/2017
The next phase of bite-sized courses for May and June have just been announced with a range of NEW courses and additional dates of current courses. There are now over 80 courses to help up-skill your workforce including some that will be running on evenings and weekends.
18/05/2017
The Black Country Passport to Employment a collaborative project led by the Black Country Skills Factory and funded by The Careers & Enterprise Company was recognised as the West Midlands best practice project at The Careers & Enterprise Company’s national Join the Dots Conference on 10 May 2017 in...
03/05/2017
The University of Wolverhampton has appointed Midlands based contractor, Shaylor Group, to build its Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) Spoke at the former Thomas Dudley factory site in Tipton, Dudley.
27/04/2017
The next phase of fully funded bite-sized courses from the Black Country Skills Factory have been announced.
10/04/2017
An independent commission to harness the expertise of prominent business people, technical specialists and academics was officially launched today (Wednesday April 5) to help the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) boost the region’s productivity and skills levels.
06/04/2017
Business Desk along with the Black Country Skills Factory are holding a free to attend seminar to examine what businesses need to do to play a part in creating a strong, sustainable future.

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