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Black Country Skills Factory


The Black Country Skills Factory is a Local Enterprise Partnership initiative aimed at addressing skills shortages in the High Value Manufacturing (HVM) sector in the Black Country.

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Black Country Skills Factory




Skills Support for the Workforce – Black Country

Skills Support for the Workforce supports small and medium-sized businesses based in the Black Country to grow, through providing fully funded training and skills planning support.

What is available? 

  •      Professional training for small to medium-sized business owners and their workforce, delivered at no cost
  •      Flexible, bespoke training plans designed to help enable business growth

A wide range of courses and recognised qualifications are available including construction; health and social care; business and administration; leadership and management; sales and marketing; essential skills; mechanical engineering; education and training; customer service; hospitality and much more.

The training and skills planning support available to businesses through this programme is delivered by professional local training providers.

What are the benefits?

Research shows that across the UK, owners and managers of small to medium-sized businesses cite skills shortages as being a major barrier to achieving business growth.

Skills Support for the Workforce is helping businesses to upskill their existing workforce, creating more productive and efficient teams with the skills essential to fuel business growth plans. 

How to find out more

Visit the Skills Support for the Workforce website, contact 0845 644 3753 for an informal discussion, or follow us on Twitter.


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