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Black Country Skills Factory delivers first in-company CNC master classes
Manufacturing SME’s can benefit from the first in-company master classes on Computer Numerical Control (CNC) training through the Black Country Skills Factory as part of the bite-sized programme of courses for up-skilling the sector. This is the first CNC machine focused training to be delivered, by...
Green technologies fund launches for West Midlands businesses
A £20 million funding programme to help SME supply chain companies to develop, grow and diversify their businesses within the green sector in the West Midlands has launched
Draft strategy for EU investment in the Black Country
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership has submitted a first draft EU Structural and Investment Funds Strategy to the Department for Business & Innovation, which, when finalised, will help to guide the growth of the local economy
Built in the Black Country... flown into space
There are five weeks to go until Advanced Engineering UK 2013 at the NEC. At the event, Invest Black Country and Business Birmingham will be
Suppliers urged to board HS2 at Supply Chain Conference
Black Country businesses can find out how to bid for work from the UK’s largest infrastructure programme - HS2 – at a special event next month
Black Country Skills Factory to host CNC Machining Skills Breakfast Meeting
The Black Country Skills Factory is hosting a free CNC Machining Skills Breakfast Meeting for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country on Wednesday 23 October, 8.00am, at the Business Solutions Centre at Wolverhampton Science Park.
Black Country Enjoying Boom in Tourism Numbers
The latest figures show 21% rise in tourists to visitor attractions. Jobs created from foreign investment are up 15% from previous year. These positive results follow successful marketing activities to raise our region’s profile.
Black Country Skills Factory to attend Dudley Manufacturing Showcase
The Black Country Skills Factory will attend the Dudley Manufacturing Showcase at the Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill on Tuesday 1st October.
Industry experts join Skills Factory to reduce metal and foundry skills shortage in the Black Country
Industry experts will deliver the first series of bite-sized training modules for the metals and foundry industries developed by the Black Country Skills Factory in a direct response to increasing concerns of skills shortages and limited training facilities in the Black Country.
Countdown is on to Advanced Engineering UK 2013
There are just seven weeks to go until the Advanced Engineering UK group of events at the NEC. This year it will showcase the Black Country and Birmingham area as a brilliant place to do business
Invest Black Country to host National Aerospace Supply Chain Conference
We're pleased to tell you that Invest Black Country will play host to some of the world’s biggest aerospace firms on Thursday 21 November as the ADS National Aerospace Conference comes to RAF Cosford, just north west of Wolverhampton
Black Country EU Structural and Investment Funds Strategy Draft Consultation Document
This Draft Strategy Consultation document provides the overall framework, rationale for interventions and set of investment areas for use of European funding (ERDF and ESF) in the Black Country over the period 2014-20.
Assisted Areas Consultation
The Government is reviewing the current map of Assisted Areas in response to new European Commission guidelines on regional aid.
Black Country businesses poised to benefit from Jaguar Land Rover expansion
Black Country manufacturers are being urged by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) to make the most of the latest Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) investment news.
Skills Factory subsidy kick starts career for female apprentice
Lauren Speed aged 18 years from Wolverhampton is the first Apprentice to receive subsidised support from the Black Country Skills Factory commencing her Engineering Apprenticeship at 3D Tooling Technologies Ltd in August 2013.
Addressing High Value Manufacturing skills gaps
The Black Country Skills Factory has launched a second programme of bite-sized training courses for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country