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Championing Better Work and Working Lives a celebration of Black Country skills
Are you a Black Country employer keen to understand the challenges that face the local employment and skills agenda and how these challenges are being addressed by other employers, Further Education, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Black Country Local Enterprise...
'Spaghetti Towers’ challenge promotes careers in high value manufacturing
The Black Country Skills Factory delivered an interactive manufacturing challenge called ‘Spaghetti Towers’ to students at the Black Country ‘Your Future, Your Choice’ Careers and Employability event earlier this month.
Black Country Skills Factory sponsors SciFest 2014
The Black Country Skills Factory has joined forces with the University of Wolverhampton to sponsor SciFest 2014 and showcase High Value Manufacturing (HVM) to budding young engineers and their parents.
May 2014 training courses and new course details
Places are still available on the following subsidised training courses for high value manufacturing companies in the Black Country for May 2014:
LEP Board Member is new Black Country Chamber President
Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership Board Member Ninder Johal has been announced as the new President of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce
Funding Alert to SMEs in the Black Country
Companies looking to invest capital in their business to create jobs and growth may be eligible for a grant of up to 30.2%.
Black Country bids for Growth Deal
The Black Country LEP submitted its Strategic Economic Plan to Government on 31 March 2014, to secure funding from the Single Local Growth Fund
Budget boost for Black Country Enterprise Zone
Businesses locating in the Black Country Enterprise Zone will benefit from tax incentives for a further three years
April 2014 training courses
Places are still available on the following subsidised training courses for high value manufacturing companies in the Black Country for April 2014:
Aerospace boost to economy
Invest Black Country has released the second Black Country Perspectives report, Aerospace Precision, focusing on the Aerospace Components Sector
Meet Our Board with Jatinder Sharma
Jatinder Sharma is Principal and Chief Executive of Walsall College and was invited to represent Further Education on the LEP Board
Latest LEP newsletter out now
Key economic statistics, sources of funding and ways to find public sector contracts are all featured in the latest e-newsletter from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership
Free training to boost your business
Now you can afford the training that you and your team need – thanks to Skill UP – a major initiative offering £5million worth of FREE training to Black Country businesses.
Latest Black Country economic trends
Thousands of jobs have been created, worklessness has decreased and educational attainment has improved in the Black Country, according to a new report from the Black Country Consortium
£4.99m funding for Black Country Superfast Broadband
Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, today announced £4.99m additional funding for superfast broadband in the Black Country
Connect with Black Country broadband in new consultation
Broadband operators are other interested parties are being encouraged to respond to a consultation about the Black Country Broadband Plan, which opens today