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Joining the Dots

The Careers and Enterprise Company has published its first annual review, ‘Joining the dots’.

The Annual Review sets out what The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) has achieved during its first year of operation. 

The CEC positioning statement ‘Joining the dots’  has gathered momentum across the country by bringing together schools and colleges, employers and providers of careers and enterprise activities to get young people thinking about their future career and developing their workplace skills. 

The Careers and Enterprise fund has invested £9.5m in 33 proven careers and enterprise programmes:

• 75% invested in ‘Cold spots’ areas most in need of careers and enterprise support.  The Black Country is #1 cold spot.

• Including £4m in cash match 

• 250,000 young people will benefit from evidence based programmes to increase the life chances of young people in the Black Country.

We have a lot more to do in the Black Country to ensure that all young people are given the inspiration, information and support they need to enter the world of adult employment.

>>Read the full annual review document here<<

Are you a business leader, entrepreneur or owner of a business?

Do you want to be part of an Enterprise Adviser Network that will improve the educational and life chances for young people in the Black Country? 

Then why not get involved with Black Country schools in developing a strategy to bring the world of business into the world of education?

The Black Country LEP is looking for business leaders who can help connect Black Country schools with the world of work.

To find out how to get involved in this exciting initiative, please contact: or call 01384 47 1133/1116 for an informal discussion.

The Careers & Enterprise Company has invested £100k; with equivalent match funding offered through the LEP and affiliated partners, to deliver the project from September 2015 through to September 2016.

The Black Country has recruited 3 Enterprise Coordinators to enhance and support schemes that promote innovation and to test, learn and adapt existing programmes and activities around Careers, Education, Information and Guidance (CEIG).

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