Black Country Skills Factory

Who is Black Country Skills Factory?

The Black Country Skills Factory programme is delivered through a mini Careers Hub of local primary schools, employers and careers professionals. They aim to inspire pupils at a young age to investigate the jobs of the future and develop skills they might need.


Who do they work with?

Mainly: Pupils

Types of schools: All mainstream schools, Urban, Small, Large, State, EYFS to Y6.

Year Groups: Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, EYFS.


How can they help?

Black Country Skills Factory can help your school achieve better careers-related learning (CRL) by focusing on Skills Builder skills and best practice.

Skills Builder skills addressed by Black Country Skills Factory:

Listening  Presenting  Problem solving Creativity
Staying positive  Aiming high  Leadership Teamwork


CRL principles followed by Black Country Skills Factory:

  • Embedding into whole school approach and driven by SLT
  • Embedding into the curriculum
  • Involving employers and parents
  • Starting early
  • Open to all
  • Ensuring activities are personalised and relevant to the age group


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