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Local Businesses Encouraged to Support Black Country Day
The Black Country LEP is supporting a social media campaign aimed at local businesses
After one year, LEP Growth Deal projects are building a better Black Country
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership’s transformational £500 million Growth Deal is taking shape one year on since Prime Minister David Cameron announced the Black Country Growth Deal on 7 July 2014.
Upcoming bite-size courses from the Skills Factory
There is availability on a number of Black Country Skills Factory bite-size courses taking place over the next few months, including: Hydraulic and Pneumatic courses, management and leadership courses and technical bite-size engineering courses taking place from September 2015.
Skills Factory supports Scifest 2015
The Black Country Skills Factory has once again joined forces with the University of Wolverhampton to sponsor Scifest 2015 and showcase High Value Manufacturing (HVM) to budding young engineers and their parents.
Skills Funding Agency provides enhanced funding  for higher apprenticeships in the Black County
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) and Black Country Skills Factory are joining forces with the Skills Funding Agency to highlight the business benefits of higher apprenticeships and signpost employers to additional funding at a breakfast event on 20 May 2015 at the Village Hotel in Dudley.
Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills for the Black Country. Invitation to comment on preferred option
The Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (BCLEP) and Black Country Skills Factory invite feedback on the preferred option for the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) endorsed by the BCLEP Board at its April 2015 meeting.
Skills Factory leadership and management programme  gets off to a flying start
12 delegates successfully completed their first Black Country Skills Factory leadership and management course, Basic Employment Law, and will receive accreditation from Open College Network West Midlands.
Enhanced funding opportunity for higher apprenticeships
Are you an employer funding employees through their professional development and funding qualifications such as AAT, HNC, CIM (etc)? Did you know you may be better off doing this as part of a higher apprenticeship? There is currently enhanced funding available for Black Country higher apprenticeships, which will be ending soon. Don’t miss out!
Black Country companies urged to apply for the Queens Award for Enterprise
The Black Country LEP, Department for Business Innovation and Skills and UKTI, invited leading Black Country companies, who have won regional and trade awards in recent years to a seminar to raise awareness of the Queens Award for Enterprise, the UK’s most prestigious business award.
New Skills Factory training for manufacturing management  kicks off with Employment Law
The Black Country Skills Factory will begin their programme of 12 bite-sized and accredited leadership and management courses, with Basic Employment Law on Wednesday 15 April. The one-day course will be delivered at leading UK manufacturer, Thomas Dudley Ltd and provide an opportunity for delegates to see training in action at a best practice company.
March LEP eNews is available now
The latest edition of the Black Country LEP newsletter is available now, featuring the most up-to-date information about business initiatives, events and successes in the region.
Black Country Skills Factory launches Leadership and Management Programme
The Black Country Skills Factory is launching a programme of 12 bespoke bite-sized and accredited leadership and management courses which aim to up-skill the operational leaders of manufacturing supply chain companies (i.e. supervisors and managers).
Collaboration takes centre stage as Greater Birmingham reveals MIPIM events programme
Greater Birmingham will unite to showcase the sheer scale of the region’s investment offer at next month’s global real estate show MIPIM (10-13 March in Cannes, France) as part of its comprehensive events programme, launched today.
Black Country Skills Factory hosts first Apprenticeship Event  in partnership with the Skills Funding Agency
The Black Country Skills Factory, part of the Black Country LEP, is leading the way in supporting employers to understand and support apprenticeships through delivering targeted advice sessions, the first to be delivered in central England in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service’s Skills Funding Agency (SFA).
March and April 2015 training courses
Black Country high value manufacturing (HVM) companies can benefit from subsidised training support through the Black Country Skills Factory and bite-size courses taking place in March and April 2015 (subject to availability).
Tipton company shows how to win Government contracts
SMEs can now bid for Government contracts like never before.