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Black Country Skills Factory transforming skills in the High Value Manufacturing Sector
24/01/2014
Launched in July 2013, the Black Country Skills Factory is an employer-led project supported by government funding whose aim is to address the skills shortages in the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector in the Black Country, the only scheme of this kind across the UK to focus specifically on the...
Limited places left on our Apprenticeship Breakfast Surgery
21/01/2014
There’s still time for companies to book their place on our free Engineering Apprenticeship Breakfast Surgery on Tuesday 4th February.
Meet the Funder Event, 29 January, Wolverhampton Racecourse
16/01/2014
You are invited to a new Meet the Funder opportunity, following a successful July event when over 200 businesses attended
Phase three bite-size courses launched and other new training subsidies
09/01/2014
The Black Country Skills Factory is pleased to launch a third programme of bite-sized training courses for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country. We are also offering subsidies to a number of existing technical training courses.
Final chance to bid for funding from Green Bridge
08/01/2014
Black Country companies have one final chance to bid for funding from the Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme this month, as it was revealed the first three rounds have created 1,000 jobs
Jaguar Land Rover launches recruitment campaign at its new Engine Manufacturing Centre
08/01/2014
Jaguar Land Rover has launched the first significant campaign to recruit 1,400 employees at its new state-of-the-art Engine Manufacturing Centre based at the i54 business park near Wolverhampton
Strategic Economic Plan draft submitted to Government
07/01/2014
A draft version of the Black Country Strategic Economic Plan has been submitted to the Government and can be viewed or downloaded online right now
Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship Progression Subsidy launched  for Black Country High Value Manufacturers
03/01/2014
Employers in the Black Country’s High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector are being offered a new Apprentice Wage Subsidy by the Black Country Skills Factory if they commence a Level 3 engineering apprenticeship from January 2014. The Skills Factory will share information about the new Level 3...
Black Country City Deal agreed to create 5,800 new manufacturing jobs
12/12/2013
The Black Country City Deal has been agreed, which will bring new manufacturing jobs to the region
BeActive Chair and Independent Board Member Recruitment
10/12/2013
Could you play a leading role in the work needed to make the Black Country a more active and successful sporting area, and in doing inspire a Black Country generation to be active?
Growth Factory to boost Black Country businesses
06/12/2013
Companies across the Black Country are to get vital assistance and support to help them expand and prosper through a ground-breaking partnership
LEP under the microscope in new Annual Review – available now
05/12/2013
The launch of the Black Country Bullet, a series of successful funding bids and the creation of the Black Country Skills Factory are just a few of the highlights featured in
Extra extra! Latest LEP newsletter out now
05/12/2013
The latest newsletter from the Black Country LEP is out now and readers can find out about the Black Country Bullet, the LEP’s Annual Review 2012-13, essential new intelligence reports and much more
Intelligence reports show vital statistics
03/12/2013
Economic barometer reports produced by the Black Country Economic Intelligence Unit are now available to download
Meet Our Board - Tom Westley
02/12/2013
Tom Westley is responsible for promoting the Enterprise Zones within the Black Country and ensuring the sites are returned to productive economic use as fast as possible
Wolverhampton bursts into life as UK City of Light
02/12/2013
‘Into the Light - Enchanted City’ was a stunning illumination of Wolverhampton’s buildings in a free pilot event over two nights on 26 and 27 October