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Monday 25th January

Following on from the success of their first Account Managed skills service project, Birmingham City University is pleased to announce the official launch of the Higher Level Skills Match (HLSM) Extension and the new ground-breaking STEM-Up project on 27th January. Both projects are part-funded by the European Social Fund.

STEM-Up works with individuals – whether currently employed or unemployed – and businesses alike, to identify gaps between skills possessed and skills required to drive business growth and career progression. The project offers a range of courses from across the STEAM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths alongside Soft Skills ‘taster sessions’.

Both HLSM and STEM-Up have been designed to identify and match the skills needs of local employers with the skills of students and graduates, across the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) area. The HLSM project will continue to be supported by a wide variety of local partners including Aston University, Newman University, Tamworth Borough Council and Lichfield District Council. The STEM-Up project will be utilising, the skills, knowledge and experience of leading academics from Birmingham City University, Aston University and Solihull College and University Centre, to benefit local residents.

The official launch event will provide an opportunity to hear more about both projects and how they can benefit your business and employees, including the premiere of new promotional videos showcasing the opportunities available. There will also be a chance to join the whole team at the end of the event to discuss more how both projects can support you, whilst also networking with other likeminded businesses from the local area.  There will also be the opportunity to feedback your thoughts on additional ways the university can better support businesses in the region during this difficult time.

To book onto the launch event, please click here.

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