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05/05/2016
The Black Country Consortium is releasing the annual ‘Black Country Annual Economic Review, 2016’ highlighting the Black Country’s current position and relative economic performance against national indicators via Twitter from 9 May 2016.
29/04/2016
David Woakes, one of the Black Country LEP’s first Enterprise Advisers is calling for senior level business volunteers to get involved in connecting young people and the world of work as part of the national Careers & Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser programme.
08/04/2016
Due to the on-going popularity of our ‘Bite Sized’ Management and Leadership courses, limited places are now available for courses in our Spring/Summer 2016 programme.
06/04/2016
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills are currently undertaking Area Based Reviews to identify the best institutional structure to offer high quality provision based on the current and future needs of learners and employers.
01/04/2016
You are invited to attend the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership Annual Conference for 2016.
22/03/2016
The Black Country LEP is still seeking applications from senior level business volunteers to become Enterprise Advisers and continue the rollout of the Careers & Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser initiative across secondary schools in the Black Country.
09/03/2016
After the successful launch of the Careers & Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Programme in 2015, the Black Country LEP is now seeking a second wave of senior level business volunteers (Enterprise Advisers) to continue the rollout of the initiative across secondary schools in the Black Country.
29/02/2016
Join the Black Country LEP and Black Country Growth Hub at a breakfast meeting aimed at helping employers looking to recruit new apprentices, take full advantage of apprenticeships in the Black Country and gain impartial information and advice from industry experts.
23/02/2016
Due to continuing demand and following the success of the ‘bite sized’ management and leadership courses launched in 2015, the Black Country Skills Factory has launched a further programme of courses for Spring/Summer 2016.
29/01/2016
The emerging West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is consulting on its proposed role and functions. A survey on the WMCA website is live until 8 February 2016 and people are encouraged to take part and leave feedback.
28/01/2016
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) and Black Country Skills Factory are joining forces with the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to highlight to employers the benefits of the new apprenticeship trailblazer frameworks and apprenticeship levy. The breakfast event, which starts at...
22/01/2016
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership in conjunction with the West Midlands Economic Forum (WMEF) has been requested by Margot James MP to undertake a survey of Black Country businesses' attitude to the European Union and the potential reform of the UK's relationship with the EU.
16/12/2015
Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership recognise understanding the demand for skills by employers and developing a fit for purpose Black Country workforce is fundamental to supporting business growth and the important contribution both our transformational and enabling sectors play in developing...
11/12/2015
Claudia Harris, Chief Executive of the Careers Enterprise Company joined the Black Country LEP at the RSA Academy in Tipton on 8 December to herald the start of the Enterprise Adviser programme in the Black Country.
03/12/2015
The Black Country LEP has approved £7.6m funding for the flagship Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) which will open for business in August 2017. The funding has been allocated through the LEP’s Growth Deal which is transforming the Black Country.

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