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Black Country Careers Hub

Engaging with schools is a vital strand of work for the the Black Country Skills Factory. We aim to change young peoples perceptions of the workplace and help them prepare for life after education. 

The Black Country Careers Hub is a group of leaders from secondary schools and colleges who work together, to develop a community of practice and deliver the Gatsby Benchmarks which are endorsed in the Careers Strategy by the Department for Education. Collaborating with business partners, the public, education and voluntary sectors, they support the achievement and delivery these benchmarks and improve careers outcomes for young people.

The Wave 1 Black Country Careers Hub, consisted of 35 schools and 1 college, it was one of the first to be piloted by the Careers & Enterprise Company in 2018. The Black Country Wave 1 Hub soon out performed the careers hubs national average against the Gatsby Framework. Due to its success, the Black Country secured additional Wave 2 funding in 2019, which consisted of 52 schools and Colleges and in 2020 a Wave 3 Careers Hub was granted, enabling 115 Schools, SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) provision, Colleges and Pupil referral units to access support provided by the Black Country Careers Hub.

Learn more about Careers Hubs

The Black Country Careers Hub meet at least once each term and also comes together regularly for workshops, CPD and employer events, the members all have access to an online portal of resources which is well populated. 

For further information about the Black Country Careers Hub please contact us

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