CEC Passport to Employment

The Careers & Enterprise Company has invested £240,000 through their Investment Fund to support young people across the Black Country to develop their careers in key transformational sectors including Advanced Manufacturing, Building Technologies, Transport Technologies, Environmental Technologies and Business Services. 

Led by the Black Country LEP, the Passport to Employment programme will connect year 9 pupils and teachers with employers from these key sectors through a variety of activities and events held at both the school and the employers.

The Passport to Employment programme, which will run until September 2017, will enable schools and teachers to work confidently with employers to understand the careers and pathways in the Black Country key sectors and to build long term, high quality relationships that will enhance careers and employability learning within the school’s curriculum. 

The Careers & Enterprise Company is an employer-led organisation that has been set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. The Passport to Employment will be led by the Black Country LEP in partnership with the National Careers Service, Business in the Community as well as the Education Business Partnerships across Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall.

The Passport to Employment builds on the success of the Careers & Enterprise Company’s Enterprise Advisor initiative which the Black Country LEP is delivering across Black Country schools through three Enterprise Co-ordinators and a network of Enterprise Advisors who are already working with Education Business Partnerships.

The resources created through the Passport to Employment would be integrated within the Enterprise Adviser network to aid the sustainability and create a legacy that will live beyond the life of the Careers & Enterprise Company’s investment.

For further information on the Passport to Employment programme, please contact Colin Parker on 01384 471112.