Further Education Training Providers across West Midlands and Warwickshire unveil new one stop shop for employers.

  • Skills West Midlands + Warwickshire (SWMW) launched
  • Post 16 training providers say: “We’ve made your business our business”.

Colleges and training providers across the West Midlands and Warwickshire have come together to launch a new brand, website and advertising campaign which creates a one stop shop for employers and their workforce.

Skills West Midlands and Warwickshire is part of the Local Skills and Improvement Plan (LSIP) with funding through the Department for Education’s Local Skills and Improvement Fund (LSIF).

Post 16 education and training providers are coming together at a crucial time to upskill and reskill the region’s workforce. They promise to put employers at the heart of the skills planning process, so businesses have the people and skills they need to innovate, grow and thrive.

Skills WM+W has the potential to transform the way colleges engage with employers, delivering a more agile and responsive service that better aligns with employer needs. With this new way of working training providers hope to play an even bigger part in the region’s growth story.

Skills West Midlands and Warwickshire is set to deliver on the Local Skills Improvement Plan published in 2023 which laid out a clear roadmap. The plan revealed around 74% of regional employers had not worked with post-16 education and training providers in the last five years. Around 90% of employers in the latest regional research from the Chambers of Commerce, said they want to know more about what the sector can offer and showed a clear appetite to be more involved in shaping training provision.

Through the new ways of working Skills WM+W aim to achieve this.

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  • Wisemore Campus
  • Littleton Street West
  • Walsall
  • WS2 8ES
  • 01922 657000

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