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Black Country Impact

 

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Are you aged between 16 and 29 and living in Sandwell?

Do you need:

  • help to find a job
  • support to find a college course or further education
  • advice on how to get on a training course or to learn new skills?

The Black Country Impact project can help you with all of this.

Black Country Impact is a £51million scheme to help young adults in Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and Wolverhampton gain the skills they need to get into work.

Our aim is to develop your skills, your self confidence and help you to get a job.

You'll have the chance to sign up for:

  • traineeships
  • apprenticeships
  • coaching
  • work placements
  • self-employment including social enterprises
  • customised training and lots more.

You will have a key worker or mentor to give you advice, support and guidance.

We'll even talk to employers or training organisations on your behalf to help you get what you need, and we may even be able to help with travel, childcare and equipment costs.

Get in touch

If you're interested in getting some help through Black Country Impact, please get in touch.

If you are aged 16-18, please email sandwell_connexions@sandwell.gov.uk or call 0121 569 2955.
If you are aged 19-29, please email enquiries_recruitment@sandwell.gov.uk or call 0121 569 2099.

About the project

Black Country Impact is about helping young adults break down the barriers that may be holding them back from finding work, improving their skills or gaining qualifications.

Black Country Impact involves Sandwell, Dudley, Walsall and City of Wolverhampton Councils and Black Country Talent Match, a project led by Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council and funded through the Big Lottery Fund.

The money for the project has come from the European Social Fund (£17million), from the government's Youth Employment Initiative  (£17million) plus potential match funding of up to £8million from the Big Lottery Fund and other partners.

The Managing Authority for this project is the Department of Work and Pensions.