• Black Country Careers Hub

Black Country Careers Hub

The Black Country Careers Hubs will be made up of 36 schools and colleges, including 2 special educational needs providers, working together with Enterprise Advisor Networks, universities, training providers, employers and career professionals to improve careers education.  

This skills challenge is part of the Passport to Employment programme previously funded by The Careers & Enterprise Company Investment Fund and delivered by the Black Country Education Business Partnership.

The Government asked The Careers & Enterprise Company to scale up a model successfully piloted in the North East by establishing 20 Careers Hubs across the country, allocating £5 million over a two-year period to support the Hubs. 

The Black Country Hub will have access to support and funding to help them meet the eight Gatsby Benchmarks of excellent careers education. This includes:

  • A ‘Hub Lead’ to help coordinate activity and build networks
  • Access to bursaries for individual schools and colleges to train ‘careers leaders’
  • Central Hub Fund equivalent to around £1k per school or college
  • Access to funding for schools to support employer encounters

For more information on the Black Country Careers Hub, please contact Angela Moore on 01384 471139 or via angela_moore@blackcountryconsortium.co.uk

Photo credits: Claudia Harris (CEO of CEC), Phil Caldicott (Enterprise Advisor), Jo Higgins (CEO of Dudley MAT), Colin Parker (Black Country Skills Factory Director), Stewart Towe (Chair, Black Country LEP Board), and pupils from Holly Hall Academy at the launch of the Black Country Careers Hub event in July 2018.