Today (21st November 2016) Greater Birmingham launches its strategy to create 250,000 private sector jobs and add £29 billion to the local economy by 2030.
Cabinet is set to approve the adoption of a plan to tackle the long-standing issue of low skills in Birmingham by ensuring people of all ages are equipped with the skills they need to secure sustainable and well-paid jobs. Developed in conjunction with partners, the Birmingham Skills Investment Plan (BSIP) sets out the challenges relating […]
Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, writes about the challenges Birmingham faces – as highlighted in a new Centre for Cities report – and what is being done to tackle them…
Unemployment among 18 to 25-year-olds in Birmingham is continuing to fall, new figures have revealed. The latest figures show that the youth unemployment rate in the city currently stands at 9.1 per cent – down from 12.4 per cent in April 2014. This comes just months after Birmingham City Council gave the formal go-ahead to […]
A strategy aimed at regenerating east Birmingham and improving opportunities for the areaâ€™s residents has today been launched. The East Birmingham Prospectus for Growth sets out the commitment of Birmingham City Council to deliver positive change through employment and skills, improving connectivity, and delivering growth. Sir Albert Bore, leader of Birmingham City Council, said: â€œThese […]
Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culture at Birmingham City Council, has welcomed the announcement that the national Skills Show will be held at the NEC for the next two years. The Skills Show, which runs from 13 to 15 November this year, has been held at the NEC since its launch […]
[field name=iframe] Click on the audio file above to hear Cllr Ali’s comments on the work the council is doing to help apprentices I met a young lad the other day who had been named the 100th apprentice to be appointed to work on New Street station. He reminded me of all the fantastic success […]
The team redeveloping Birmingham New Street station is celebrating the appointment of the 100th apprentice to the project. James Skyrme, from Birmingham, is the 100th apprentice to be recruited to work on site at Birmingham New Street as an apprentice for local demolition firm Coleman & Company. The milestone coincides with National Apprenticeship Week which […]