Tag: skills

East Birmingham Prospectus for Growth launched

By on 24/02/2015 in Cllr Ali, Cllr Holbrook, Leader with 0 Comments

A strategy aimed at regenerating east Birmingham and improving opportunities for the area’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: “These […]

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Welcome for Skills Show staying at NEC

By on 10/11/2014 in News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Investing in our young people

By on 12/03/2014 in Blog, Cllr Ali with 0 Comments

[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 […]

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100th apprentice for New Street station

By on 07/03/2014 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Media Watch – Sep 13

By on 13/09/2013 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Library welcomes 100,000th visitor through its doors (Birmingham Mail) More than 100,000 people have now used the new Library of Birmingham since it opened. Skills task force to help with JLR expansion plan (Birmingham Mail) A special skills taskforce is being launched to tackle the feared shortage of skilled workers […]

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Women’s enterprise hub opens in Birmingham

By on 14/02/2013 in Cllr Ali, Leader, News with 0 Comments

An exciting new venture has been opened today [Thursday 14 February] to help women in Birmingham get in to business. The Women's Enterprise Hub, a partnership between Birmingham City Council and South and City College, will provide support and training for women who want to enter, or who are already in business. The hub, opened […]

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Leader welcomes Skills Show to Birmingham

By on 15/11/2012 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The leader of Birmingham City Council Sir Albert Bore has today hailed the arrival of the UK's biggest skills and careers event, The Skills Show Birmingham, to the NEC. He said: “The Skills Show is a unique opportunity for youngsters to find out much more about the opportunities open to them, and continues our ongoing […]

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Birmingham launches unique Public Services Academy

By on 10/07/2012 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The University of Birmingham is launching a unique academy in collaboration with Birmingham City Council to provide a new focus for developing skills and leadership across public services in the West Midlands. The Public Services Academy will offer bespoke training, internship programmes and crucially will provide a link between academic experts at the University and […]

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Women’s enterprise hubs to be piloted

By on 12/06/2012 in Cabinet, Leader, News with 4 Comments

Women will be helped to start their own businesses in Birmingham under plans to pilot women's enterprise hubs, announced in the leader's first speech to full council today. The hubs will bring together the things women entrepreneurs need to succeed, supported by a city microfinance fund - part of the council's aim to become the […]

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Homeless apprentice told – You’re Hired!

By on 24/05/2011 in News with 0 Comments

At the age of 18 Jennie Timms’ dreams for the future and becoming an accountant seemed to be over, after she was made homeless and forced to abandon her A Levels just a few months before the final exams With no other options available Jennie was forced to move into a local hostel for homeless […]

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