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Schools engagement is the 3rd strand to the Skills Factory project. This component aims to:

Increase the number of young people wishing to consider High Value Manufacturing (HVM) as a career choice by changing the perception of the manufacturing sector.

The following film showcases the work of the Skills Factory to change perceptions of careers in HVM through the school engagement programme and Manufacture Your Future career resources:


Careers and Enterprise Company Enterprise Adviser Programme

The Black Country Skills Factory is also working with The Careers & Enterprise Company to manage the roll out of a new national initiative - a network of Enterprise Advisers across the Black Country. 

Enterprise Advisers are volunteers from the world of work who will work directly with school and college leaders to bridge the gap between the worlds of work and employment, ensuring young people get the right careers advice.

The project will be delivered from September 2015 through to September 2016. Learn more about this programme here.