COVID-19 is transforming the world of work. In the UK, every sector of the economy has been hit by the pandemic.
Ensuring the Black Country workforce of tomorrow is skilled and adaptable is vital. The Black Country Skills Factory, has joined together with The University of Wolverhampton, Aspire to HE, The Uni Connect Programme and The Careers Enterprise Company, to launch the ‘Black Country Virtual Careers Expo’ powered by The UK Careers Fair.
Vikki Haines, Black Country Careers Hub and Enterprise Adviser Network Lead, Black Country Skills Factory Comments: "It is important for us to be able to provide opportunities for young people to enable them to make informed and positive choices regarding their future pathways. This Expo provides that for them with a vast array of information and guidance but also details of live vacancies and apprenticeship opportunities within the Black Country."
The expo is designed to help young people from across the region gain an insight into the future world of the workplace and create links with local employers, colleges, training providers and universities.
There will also be a live vacancies section for anyone searching for employment and apprenticeship opportunities across the Black Country.
Jordan Lawson, Managing Director, of The UK Careers Fair said: We’re delighted to be working with the Black Country Skills Factory once again, to power a fully immersive event that will provide young people across the Black Country with the opportunity to gain insight into a variety of the Black Country’s most thriving industries, the opportunities and pathways.”
With a fantastic mix of local and national organisations exhibiting, students can visit all of the online exhibitors and watch a collection of helpful pre-recorded videos to help them make an informed decision.
Register today to secure your place into the expo and remember you can access as many times as you like over a 4 week period.
Enter the event here.
Check out our full and comprehensive list of upcoming events in 2021.