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New subsidised courses in AutoCAD and Solid Works
14/11/2013
The Black Country Skills Factory has teamed up with the West Midlands Manufacturing Club to offer subsidised one-to-one CAD training in AutoCAD 2D and Solid Works Solid Modelling throughout the year.
Virtual Black Country Bullet launches at Advanced Engineering Show
12/11/2013
Invest Black Country officially launched the Black Country Bullet – a virtual car with around 70 per cent of components made in the Black Country – at Advanced Engineering UK on Tuesday 12 November at the NEC
Funding available now for property and green schemes
11/11/2013
Grant funding is being offered to small or medium sized businesses to help with expansion or relocation in the Black Country – and also for developing, growing or diversifying within the ‘green’ sector
Young people manufacture future ideas at  Black Country wide competition
11/11/2013
The Black Country’s high schools proved they have what it takes to ‘Make It in Manufacturing’ by inventing the transportation solutions of the future and competing in a region-wide competition yesterday (7 November 2013).
Black Country ‘super six’ to showcase the region’s engineering skills
06/11/2013
On Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 November, six Black Country SMEs will exhibit alongside Invest Black Country and Business Birmingham at Advanced Engineering UK 2013...
The Skills Factory celebrates what is made in the Midlands
05/11/2013
The Black Country Skills Factory joined over one hundred companies to celebrate what’s best about Midlands manufacturing at the annual Made in the Midlands (MIM) Awards.
Important changes to BEng degree delivery structure and fee subsidies
04/11/2013
The Black Country Skills Factory has been promoting a new accelerated two-year BEng degree programme in Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton. The aim of this degree is to help develop the next generation of leaders and managers in the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector in...
Prime Minister recognises Carillion’s work with apprentices in Black Country
01/11/2013
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, was in the Black Country on 31 October, when he visited the head office of Carillion, the Wolverhampton-based integrated support services company where he met with apprentices
Read all about it – first issue of LEP newsletter out now
31/10/2013
A brand new e-newsletter from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership has been published today to keep local businesses up-to-date with relevant news and local initiatives
New MAS funding to create new jobs in West Midlands
29/10/2013
Manufacturers in the West Midlands are set to reach new heights after new funding was released to the Manufacturing Advisory Service. The West Midlands European Regional Development Fund has allocated £2.2 million to MAS
Meet Our Board, featuring Ninder Johal
29/10/2013
Ninder Johal is responsible for communicating the LEP vision and engages with businesses and all partners. Ninder is Managing Director of Nachural Communications and HRA Loudspeakers
Black Country explores £3bn of global auto opportunities
28/10/2013
The local automotive sector was put under the spotlight during a recent VIP visit to the Black Country, when supply chain opportunities worth billions of pounds were discussed
Black Country Skills Factory to attend Advanced Engineering UK
25/10/2013
The Black Country Skills Factory will attend the Advanced Engineering UK show when it returns to the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 November.
Take the Fast Track to grow your business – for free
24/10/2013
It’s not every day that your business is offered specialist advice, expert training and the chance to win new customers – all for free
Black Country to take international spotlight at huge engineering show
23/10/2013
In three weeks’ time, thousands of delegates from the UK and overseas will be flocking to Advanced Engineering UK at the NEC. Black Country business leaders will be among the high-profile speakers at the two-day event, flying the flag for the region’s engineering prowess and inward investment...
Multi-year MoD contract success for local experts The Race Group
23/10/2013
A leading Black Country lubricants specialist has been awarded a new four-year contract by the Ministry of Defence, taking their buyer-supplier relationship to a whole decade of working together. The Race Group, based in Brierley Hill, has welcomed