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NEWS IN BRIEF
FUNDING AWARDED FOR DECARBONISING THE INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER
The Black Country Consortium has been awarded funding from UK Research and Innovation to develop plans for decarbonising the Industrial Cluster through the Repowering the Black Country project.
The project aims to agree on a roadmap to achieving net-zero carbon for Black Country industry by 2040. The roadmap will provide a framework for securing significant commercial funding and investment to support clean industrial growth within the region.
SANDWELL SHOW THEIR THANKS
Sandwell College is showing support for local NHS staff, key workers, and former students with the installation of a giant rainbow tribute across the windows of its iconic building.
Located in the heart of West Bromwich, the College's seven-storey site is home to the area's largest rainbow display, joining a trail across the country that has become a symbol of kindness, solidarity and courage during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The installation is accompanied by pictures from nearby nurseries and schools, whose pupils are invited to share their own messages of thanks to key workers.
With many of its former students now working in the healthcare and medical sector, Sandwell College hopes the rainbow will also send a signal of support for alumni on the frontline, who are currently playing a key role in responding to the pandemic.
EMPLOYMENT OUTREACH PROJECT, BLACK COUNTRY FUTURES, SET TO TRANSFORM LOCAL LIVES
Walsall-based charitable training provider and employability skills specialists, Steps To Work, has announced the launch of Black Country Futures, an outreach project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund to help residents across the region overcome barriers and move closer to employment.
Providing support to those aged 16 and above, the project will raise aspirations, develop personal and employability skills, and improve the economic stability of participants, enabling them to achieve their true potential. Through a collaborative approach with 14 specialist delivery partners, Black Country Futures will offer holistic support services that meet the specific needs and requirements of individual participants.