200 students from 14 Black Country schools and 150 business representatives attended a speed networking event last week organised by The Black Country Skills Factory in collaboration with The Black Country Chamber of Commerce.
Young people across the Black Country will be able to tell business leaders first hand of their difficulties in trying to get a job when a conference focussing on youth unemployment takes place this week.
Closer ties between colleges and local business leaders are critical if we are to close the West Midlands skills gap and help youngsters fill the new jobs being created, a conference in Birmingham heard today (Friday April 20).
Organisations are being invited to bid for more than £4 million of funding to help thousands of disadvantaged people and long-term jobseekers get into work.
The West Midlands Celebrating Construction Excellence Awards were held on Friday night where Black Country LEP and WMCA picked up the top winners award of the night in the Client of the Year category
West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has issued a call for evidence about disability and sport – in a bid to get people moving more on a daily basis.
Direct Digital Controls Limited has received investment from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) Small Business Loans to help further its specialisms in a number of key business sectors and grow its current workforce, making it one of the first businesses to be funded by the finance vehicle.