Rethinking and reskilling after Covid

Thursday 3rd December 2020

One positive to come out of the past few difficult months is that many people in the Black Country are taking the time to have a bit of a reset. They’re rethinking their career and taking the opportunity to retrain. And we’re lucky to have Dudley College of Technology, Black Country Skills Shop, and employers like Stiltz Lifts who are providing fantastic opportunities for local people. They join me in this episode.

Previous Podcasts

Taking young people off benefits - Wed 10th November

There’s just over a month left until the government Kickstart scheme ends. It is a fantastic scheme that takes young people off benefits and puts them into quality jobs.

JOBS JOBS JOBS!!! - Tue 19th October

I’m really pleased to report that Dudley and the West Midlands currently have more job vacancies than before the pandemic.

Delivering for Dudley's special needs pupils - Wed 12th May

We have some excellent special needs schools here in Dudley such as Pens Meadow - I was proud to open their post-16 building 4 years ago.

Pandemic money for Dudley - Thu 1st April

Spring is coming and things are slowly looking up. Over the past year we’ve spent millions on helping people, families and businesses get through the pandemic.

In conversation with Netherton C of E - Tue 26th January

Our local schools are doing a fantastic job taking lessons online during this challenging time.

Rolling out Covid vaccines in Dudley - Mon 18th January

Dudley’s doctors and nurses and support staff are doing an incredible job in rolling out the vaccines locally. But they are still under a lot of pressure from Covid right now.

Regenerating Brierley Hill - Tue 25th August

Brierley Hill has massive potential and work is underway to regenerate it and turn it into a successful and thriving area.

Learning difficulties and Covid - Sat 15th August

One of my priorities is to make sure local children with speech and learning difficulties get the best education and care possible.

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