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17/03/2017
Get In Go Far - the government’s flagship campaign to promote apprenticeships - recently launched a new wave of activity focused on promoting apprenticeships to employers.
15/03/2017
The Black Country Skills Factory has secured new funding for employer upskilling and are pleased to announce the launch of our 1st phase of new fully funded bite sized training courses for your employees
08/03/2017
NOMINATIONS WANTED FOR 100 MASTERS • New campaign to find contemporary Black Country Masters • Public nominations wanted for Masters across any field of expertise • 11 Masters nominated so far
08/03/2017
The University of Wolverhampton has appointed Aspect Construction to build its Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) Hub at the former Springfield Brewery in Wolverhampton.
28/02/2017
The Department for Education and the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) are encouraging large employers to sign up and register for the apprenticeship service, in readiness for the launch of the apprenticeship levy on 6 April 2017.
01/02/2017
The University of Wolverhampton has been successful in securing £8 million funding for its ground-breaking regeneration partnership at the former Springfield Brewery site in the city of Wolverhampton.
24/01/2017
The Black Country Skills Factory have secured £533,672 from the European Social Fund with opt in matched funding from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). The funding will enable the Skills Factory to continue improving the labour market relevance of education and training across the Black Country
09/12/2016
150 year 9 pupils from Aldersley High School took part in a Robotic Challenge and a Getting a Job in the Sector event on Thursday 7 December, the first event of its kind as part of the Black Country LEP Passport to Employment programme.
25/11/2016
The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills has launched a new website designed to promote its course offer, which includes specialist apprenticeships as well as short courses.
23/11/2016
The Black Country LEP is encouraging local businesses and individuals to tweet about things that they want to celebrate or are proud of in the Black Country.
14/11/2016
The University of Wolverhampton has been successful in applying for funding to boost its Degree Level Apprenticeship programme as it develops its new Apprenticeship Hub in the Black Country.
02/11/2016
An official ‘Topping Out’ ceremony was held recently at the University of Wolverhampton’s £10.1 million Science, Technology and Prototyping Centre which is being built on land at the University’s Science Park.
25/10/2016
The latest plans by the University of Wolverhampton to transform a derelict brewery into a £100m education hub for construction and the built environment have been given the green light.
07/10/2016
The Black Country LEP has delivered its first Business Breakfast for young people today, 7 October, at Leasowes High School through the Enterprise Adviser Programme.
06/10/2016
The Careers & Enterprise Company has invested £240,000 through their Investment Fund to support young people across the Black Country to develop their careers in key transformational sectors including Advanced Manufacturing, Building Technologies, Transport Technologies, Environmental Technologies...

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