Business and Skills in the Black Country

Event announced to provide information on post-Brexit skills and funding in the Black Country

Black Country businesses are invited to attend an upcoming event to find the latest information about business and skills initiatives in the immediate post-Brexit environment. There will be a variety of information available about current funding and support with a range of speakers.

The event will take place on Tuesday 17th March from 8:30am at The Village Hotel in Dudley on behalf of the Black Country LEP.

Businesses will be able to hear an update of current and upcoming skills programmes in the region from the Black Country Skills Factory team supported by speakers from employers and Walsall College.

This will include work placement examples, how they can benefit a business and how they will become integrated into a range of new and existing training programmes and qualifications.

There will also be information regarding:

  • The Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Scheme
  • Skills Support for the Workforce funded training
  • Construction Hubs
  • The Digital Retraining Scheme
  • Other beneficial programmes.

Members of the Black Country Growth Hub team will be present to provide an overview of business support available to businesses based in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. They will be discussing some great options for businesses and entrepreneurs relating to recruitment, hiring apprentices and how to engage with various funding programmes to upskill your workforce.

Representatives from all of the various skills and business support programmes will be available before and after the event to enable businesses to discuss with the relevant people face to face in more detail.

If you’d like to attend this free event, please click here to book your place.

If you have any questions about any of the above, please contact