31 articles found

WMCA helps 100 small and medium-sized companies to cover the costs of apprenticeship training
31/01/2020
A fund set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to enable more local small and medium-sized businesses to take on apprentices and upskill their staff has hit a new milestone.
Wolves at Work connects hundreds to Magna jobs
31/01/2020
Wolves at Work employment programme is helping hundreds of people secure jobs through a partnership with Magna Specialist Confectioners.
Open University set to train West Midlands residents in next-gen cyber skills
29/01/2020
Computer experts from The Open University will roll out a FREE cyber programme for residents across the West Midlands.
Plans to regenerate and transform Dudley town centre given double boost
29/01/2020
The regeneration of Dudley town centre was given a double boost today with work starting on its long-awaited Metro tram line and confirmation that the eyesore, Cavendish House office block will finally be torn down.
Safer Travel reduce reoffending through restorative justice
28/01/2020
The Restorative Justice scheme for offenders of anti-social behaviour and vandalism on public transport has recorded a zero percent reoffending rate for the second year running.
£40 million unlocked for Midlands’ businesses as MEIF reveals new loan fund
28/01/2020
The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) has appointed a new fund manager and made £40 million available to invest in the region’s small businesses.
WMCA helps homeless people to start a new career in construction
24/01/2020
Five people have landed new jobs to escape the downward spiral of homelessness and unemployment, thanks to a training programme funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
West Midlands residents and businesses urged to have their say on climate change
23/01/2020
The West Midlands Combined Authority has called on local residents and businesses from the West Midlands to have their say on what they feel should be done to tackle the climate emergency.
Wates appointed as main contractor for Sandwell Aquatics Centre
23/01/2020
Wates Construction has been confirmed as the main contractor for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.
Charter launched to champion good design in the West Midlands
23/01/2020
A pioneering initiative to promote, inspire and encourage good design across the West Midlands was officially launched today (Thursday Jan 23).
Bookings Now Rolling in For Next Big Black Country Business Fayre
21/01/2020
Many across the region have once again signed up for the next Big Black Country Business Fayre planned for the 25th March at Wolverhampton Racecourse.
Buildings lit up green to banish the blues
21/01/2020
The Library of Birmingham, Wolverhampton Civic Centre and historic Himley Hall near Dudley are some of the regional landmarks that have been lit up green to mark #BlueMondayGreen.
Future High Streets Fund bid for £20m submitted
21/01/2020
City of Wolverhampton Council has submitted a bid for £20million to the government’s Future High Streets Fund to help deliver its ambitious city centre vision.
Transport Secretary officially opens congestion busting transport centre for the West Midlands
20/01/2020
The Regional Transport Coordination Centre, part of a £22 million project to improve coordination across public transport and road networks and manage congestion in the West Midlands, was officially opened today by Secretary of State for Transport Grant Shapps.
Leader opens new centre to provide family support
20/01/2020
Council Leader, Councillor Ian Brookfield, officially opened the City of Wolverhampton’s first community aquarium and sensory activity centre on Saturday at HugglePets in the Community.
HeadStart showcase community approach to young people’s emotional wellbeing
20/01/2020
Community organisations from around the city came together today (Friday 17 January) to showcase the work they do for the city’s youngsters and their families as part of the HeadStart Wolverhampton programme.