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New Level 3 Apprentice Wage Subsidy launched
The Black Country Skills Factory has launched a new Apprentice Wage Subsidy for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) companies in the Black Country who commence a Level 3 apprenticeship from the New Year.
World of business comes to the Black Country at inaugural World Trade Fair
Black Country businesses met with potential customers from all around the world without leaving the Midlands at a ground-breaking high-tech conference earlier today
Black Country shows its support for unique international trade event
Invest Black Country and the Black Country LEP are throwing their full support behind an innovative international conference for Black Country suppliers, taking place in Wolverhampton and online tomorrow
Black Country Skills Factory to attend National Aerospace Supply Chain Conference
The Black Country Skills Factory will attend the National Aerospace Supply Chain Conference at RAF Cosford in Wolverhampton on Thursday 21st November.
New subsidised courses in AutoCAD and Solid Works
The Black Country Skills Factory has teamed up with the West Midlands Manufacturing Club to offer subsidised one-to-one CAD training in AutoCAD 2D and Solid Works Solid Modelling throughout the year.
Virtual Black Country Bullet launches at Advanced Engineering Show
Invest Black Country officially launched the Black Country Bullet – a virtual car with around 70 per cent of components made in the Black Country – at Advanced Engineering UK on Tuesday 12 November at the NEC
Funding available now for property and green schemes
Grant funding is being offered to small or medium sized businesses to help with expansion or relocation in the Black Country – and also for developing, growing or diversifying within the ‘green’ sector
Young people manufacture future ideas at  Black Country wide competition
The Black Country’s high schools proved they have what it takes to ‘Make It in Manufacturing’ by inventing the transportation solutions of the future and competing in a region-wide competition yesterday (7 November 2013).
Black Country ‘super six’ to showcase the region’s engineering skills
On Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 November, six Black Country SMEs will exhibit alongside Invest Black Country and Business Birmingham at Advanced Engineering UK 2013...
The Skills Factory celebrates what is made in the Midlands
The Black Country Skills Factory joined over one hundred companies to celebrate what’s best about Midlands manufacturing at the annual Made in the Midlands (MIM) Awards.
Important changes to BEng degree delivery structure and fee subsidies
The Black Country Skills Factory has been promoting a new accelerated two-year BEng degree programme in Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton. The aim of this degree is to help develop the next generation of leaders and managers in the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector in the Black Country.
Prime Minister recognises Carillion’s work with apprentices in Black Country
The Prime Minister, David Cameron, was in the Black Country on 31 October, when he visited the head office of Carillion, the Wolverhampton-based integrated support services company where he met with apprentices
Read all about it – first issue of LEP newsletter out now
A brand new e-newsletter from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership has been published today to keep local businesses up-to-date with relevant news and local initiatives
New MAS funding to create new jobs in West Midlands
Manufacturers in the West Midlands are set to reach new heights after new funding was released to the Manufacturing Advisory Service. The West Midlands European Regional Development Fund has allocated £2.2 million to MAS
Meet Our Board, featuring Ninder Johal
Ninder Johal is responsible for communicating the LEP vision and engages with businesses and all partners. Ninder is Managing Director of Nachural Communications and HRA Loudspeakers
Black Country explores £3bn of global auto opportunities
The local automotive sector was put under the spotlight during a recent VIP visit to the Black Country, when supply chain opportunities worth billions of pounds were discussed