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21/11/2014
The site, home to Jaguar Land Rover's new engine manufacturing centre among others, has been developed in partnership between Staffordshire County Council, Wolverhampton City Council and South Staffordshire Council, with the councils investing over £40 million in the junction and site...
20/11/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory features in the ITN Productions programme 'Working to Engineer a Better World' as an example of a local and targeted project aimed at improving the skills needed for the high value manufacturing sector in the Black Country.
20/10/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory are offering high value manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country the opportunity to benefit from subsidised training of up to 30% off bite-size courses taking place from the end of October – December 2014 (subject to availability).
02/10/2014
Stewart Towe, CEO of Hadley Group and Chair of the Black Country LEP has unveiled a life size facia of No 10 Downing Street at Hadley’s Downing Street in Smethwick. This will stay in place until the end of the election period in 2015.
01/10/2014
Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, today hailed the official launch of The Black Country Broadband Project, which intends to extend the availability of high-speed fibre broadband to 98 per cent of homes and businesses across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton...
26/09/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory is continuing to support the next generation of engineers through Apprentice Wage subsidy’s offered to High Value Manufacturing (HVM) SMEs with employers encouraged to develop their apprentice’s to the next level through the Progression Subsidy.
15/09/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory are this year’s joint-headline sponsors of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Annual Exhibition at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Thursday 18 September.
01/09/2014
As the new academic term is approaching, the Black Country Skills Factory would like to remind employers of the two types of wage subsidy we have available for high value manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country taking on engineering apprentices.
01/09/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory have launched new dates for new and existing bite-size courses for high value manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country. The programme will run from early September until December 2014 and will give manufacturers the opportunity to benefit from subsidised...
11/07/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory are offering high value manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country the opportunity to benefit from subsidised training of up to 30% off bite-size courses taking place in August 2014 (subject to availability).
07/07/2014
The Black Country Growth Deal, ‘Made in the Black Country, Sold around the World’ agreed with Government is worth over £138 million and will generate
25/06/2014
Black Country manufacturing SMEs will have a single point of contact for advice and support, alongside bespoke help programmes, thanks to the new Growth Hub
18/06/2014
Black Country high value manufacturing (HVM) companies can benefit from subsidised training support through bite-size courses taking place in July 2014 (subject to availability).
12/06/2014
Matthew Hancock, Minister for Skills & Enterprise joined the Black Country Skills Factory today to launch Manufacture your Future - inspiring careers guidance to change perceptions of careers in engineering and manufacturing and signposting young people to the opportunities available with a view to...
16/05/2014
Black Country high value manufacturing companies can benefit from subsidised training support through bite-size courses taking place in June 2014 (subject to availability).

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