Skills News & Case Studies

Financial help for local businesses on offer to recruit young people

Wednesday 13th July

A new fund to boost the career ambitions of young people has been launched.


International Women in Engineering Day - engaging with the next generation

Thursday 23rd June

The skills shortage is impacting businesses throughout the GBSLEP region. While the children that GBSIoT went to visit aren’t quite old enough to join the workforce yet, making sure we engage with them at an early age to help them understand the range of roles out there is incredibly important.


Learning at Work Week roundup

Monday 20th June

If you missed our posts about the different ways you should be integrating skills into your business, this article brings them all into one handy place. 


10 projects share £2.5 million GBSLEP fund to support young people and the green recovery

Monday 23rd May

Local businesses, colleges and councils will share £2.5 million to support young people across the region and drive clean growth on the route to net zero.


GBSLEP Interim Chair Anita Bhalla talks about the Gen22 programme

Friday 20th May

GBSLEP Interim Chair Anita Bhalla talks about the Gen22 programme and how it will support the next generation.


Learning at Work Week: Funded training available to businesses within Birmingham to drive strategy

Thursday 19th May

Businesses in Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley and Sandwell are encouraged to take advantage of funded and part-funded adult education training available to their workforce.


Learning at Work Week - what volunteering brings to business and why you should be doing it

Wednesday 18th May

Volunteering – doing something, especially to help other people

Eva Alos, ESF Project Manager, volunteers her time to support Reengage. We spoke to Eva to find out why she volunteers, what she gets out of it, and what it brings to her role in the Skills Service.


Learning at Work Week: Kevin Davies - what do apprentices bring to your business

Tuesday 17th May

We caught up with Kevin Davies from The Ladder for Greater Birmingham to discuss apprentices, what they bring to your business, and what your business can give to them.


Learning at Work Week: Partner blog - Aston University and the accidental manager

Monday 16th May

There are accidental managers in all businesses but what are you doing to support yours? 


7 reasons your business should take on an apprentice

Wednesday 4th May

Apprenticeships, what are they? Should I have an apprentice in my business? What will they do for me?


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