Walsall College wins Walsall Works Bronze Award

Walsall College was recognised for its commitment in investing in local people’s employability prospects at Walsall Council’s Walsall Works Partner Awards.

John Adams, the Director of Commercial Projects at Walsall College, attended the annual event to receive the award.

The Awards recognises local businesses who have supported Walsall people in helping them progress in the workplace. The event also celebrates the commitment organisations have made in creating economic stability for local people, and in supporting businesses to flourish and create jobs.

All key partners who work with Walsall Works were given a Bronze award for their contribution to the local economy, so they can work towards a Silver award next year.

Funded by Walsall Council, Walsall Works is an award winning initiative to support local people to find jobs, apprenticeships and access training; while also supporting local businesses that are looking to expand their future workforce.

Over the last five years, Walsall Works and its partners – including Walsall College - have provided 653 apprenticeships across the Walsall borough, with 578 young people trained through pre-apprenticeship schemes.

The initiative has also garnered the commitment of 746 employers to take on local people and increase workforce skills through training.

John Adams said: “Walsall College are working closely with Walsall Council, Walsall Works and key stakeholders to support employers in the borough to build their businesses through talent recruitment and retention.

One of the ways to build businesses is through apprenticeships, which not only provide companies with skilled workers for the future, but also increases staff loyalty, retention and productivity. We also work with our partners to build employer knowledge about apprenticeships, so they use the benefits to help grow their company.

As one of the largest providers of 16-18 apprenticeship training in the West Midlands, we aim to develop the skills young people need to become skilled, professional and enterprising. They not only build a fulfilling and lucrative career for themselves, but they also help close the skills gaps across Walsall, helping the borough to build its economy.”

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Published on Dec 04th 2017

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