Upcoming Courses & Events

Excel - Building Formulae
Many people in the workplace use Excel spreadsheets that have been created by other people. They are not complete beginners with spreadsheets but are not confident about how they operate. They would like to acquire a basic understanding of how to create formulas and functions and how they work. If you recognise this scenario, this course is designed to help you.

SolidWorks - Section 1 Basics and User Interface
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SolidWorks - Section 2 Introduction to Sketching
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Schools engagement is a vital strand to the Skills Factory project.

Under the following 3 aims, the Skills Factory aims to change young peoples and employers perceptions of the workplace.

1. We aim to increase the number of encounters young people have with the world of work

2. We strive to enhance a young persons employability

3. We will provide schools with local labour market information to support curriculum delivery and development



Careers and Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Programme

The Black Country Skills Factory is also working with The Careers & Enterprise Company to manage the roll out of a national initiative - a network of Enterprise Advisers across the Black Country. 

Enterprise Advisers are volunteers from the world of work who will work directly with school and college leaders to bridge the gap between the worlds of work and employment, ensuring young people get the right careers advice.

The project will be delivered from September 2015 through to September 2020. Learn more about this programme here.