Join us for a Jobs and Skills Q&A webcast

By on 20/02/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, Leader, News
  • Date: Thursday 26 February
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • What: Jobs and skills Q&A webcast – Sir Albert Bore and Cllr Penny Holbrook will be online to answer public questions about jobs, skills and training in Birmingham.

Following the success of Birmingham City Council’s Budget Q&A webcasts, two senior councillors will be online to answer public questions next week.

Leader of the council, Sir Albert Bore, and Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, Cllr Penny Holbrook, will be online to answer questions on jobs and skills.

If you have a question for Sir Albert and Cllr Holbrook, email:

Join us online from 6.30pm on Thursday 26 February:

Sir Albert said: “Over 8,000 people watched our budget webcasts as we answered questions on a range of budget-related topics, and I was asked if we could hosts similar question and answer sessions at other times of the year, looking at other important themes.

“This first webcast focusses on an issue of real importance for the city: skills and jobs. There is good news about jobs in Birmingham – our economy is growing, business start-ups are the highest in the core cities and good jobs are being created.

“The challenge we face is ensuring that our young people have the skills needed to move into the world of work. That’s why, among other initiatives, we’re investing in young people through our Birmingham Youth Promise.

“So we’ll be online to answer your questions on this hugely important topic: How can we help? What are the issues and obstacles?”

Success of the budget Q&A webcasts

  • In December and January, cabinet members answered public questions in two two-hour webcasts.
  • In total they answered 73 questions submitted by the public and the webcasts were viewed over 8,000 times.
  • By comparison, 200 people attended the two public meetings, a Disability Budget Forum was attended by 42 people and 120 Birmingham business representatives attended a meeting aimed at the business community.

The archived budget webcasts can be viewed here:

Dec 10:

Jan 7:

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