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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).
09/05/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory joined projects funded by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), to attend a skills investment showcase, called Foundations for Growth, in London last week.
24/04/2014
Businesses of all sizes and sectors are invited to attend the Black Country Business Support Event.
24/04/2014
Are you a Black Country employer keen to understand the challenges that face the local employment and skills agenda and how these challenges are being addressed by other employers, Further Education, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Black Country Local Enterprise...
16/04/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory delivered an interactive manufacturing challenge called ‘Spaghetti Towers’ to students at the Black Country ‘Your Future, Your Choice’ Careers and Employability event earlier this month.
15/04/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory has joined forces with the University of Wolverhampton to sponsor SciFest 2014 and showcase High Value Manufacturing (HVM) to budding young engineers and their parents.
10/04/2014
Places are still available on the following subsidised training courses for high value manufacturing companies in the Black Country for May 2014:
04/04/2014
Companies looking to invest capital in their business to create jobs and growth may be eligible for a grant of up to 30.2%.
21/03/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory launched a Career ‘Wheel’ to students at a careers fair organised by the Black Country University Technical College (UTC) earlier this week. The fair which took place on Tuesday 18th March 2014 was aimed at inspiring young people to consider careers in engineering...
19/03/2014
Places are still available on the following subsidised training courses for high value manufacturing companies in the Black Country for April 2014:
28/02/2014
Now you can afford the training that you and your team need – thanks to Skill UP – a major initiative offering £5million worth of FREE training to Black Country businesses.
26/02/2014
Thousands of jobs have been created, worklessness has decreased and educational attainment has improved in the Black Country, according to a new report from the Black Country Consortium
19/02/2014
March 2014 subsidised training courses for high value manufacturing companies in the Black Country
05/02/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory is working with the University of Wolverhampton providing subsidies of up to £2,000 off course fees for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country, for employees taking up a BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Engineering.
03/02/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory launched a Career Map to young people at the University of Wolverhampton’s ‘Manufacture a Career in Engineering’ event last month.

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