The West Midlands Combined Authority’s drive to increase job and skills opportunities for local people has been boosted by figures showing a rise of more than 2,500 new apprenticeships created in the region.
Local authorities across the West Midlands have pledged to work together to help rough sleepers this winter as part of a coordinated regional response.
A ground-breaking employment programme, run through the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), has helped more than 350 people with long-term physical and mental health conditions into work.
Nearly 17,000 homes were built in the West Midlands last year, meaning the number of homes constructed in the region has more than doubled in the last eight years.
A series of safety videos are being released by West Midlands Metro and Midland Metro Alliance as testing and commissioning intensifies for the Birmingham Westside Metro extension ahead of December’s opening.
This means WMR and LNR will be running a less frequent service than usual on strike days with a reduced number of trains per hour and not all stops being served.
Unemployed Wolverhampton residents are benefitting from a new £100,000 sub regional construction training hub in the city.
Plans for an ambitious new City Learning Quarter in Wolverhampton have been given the green light by the council’s planning committee.
Major construction will begin on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in the New Year.
Time is running out for Black Country businesses to benefit from the national Gigabit Voucher scheme, enabling them to connect to faster and more reliable Gigabit broadband, due to high demand on the current scheme.
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today released a status update on the development of its plans to tackle the climate change emergency across the region.
Armed forces veterans are benefiting from schemes set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority to help them start a new career and tackle homelessness.
The Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund set up to supercharge apprenticeships in the West Midlands has hit a £5m milestone thanks to contributions from large employers.
These images show how the outdated Perry Barr railway station in Birmingham will be transformed as part of the wider regeneration of the area. The development on a new rail and bus interchange will see a landmark new station building constructed
A further £750,000 has been pledged to the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), thanks to new contributions from three large organisations.
More young people in the West Midlands will benefit from one-to-one support to help them into work.