Science Industry Partnership

SIP West Midlands - a new local skills group for the science industries

Event date(s)
22 Apr 2021
Event Times
10:30 to 12:00
Venue
Zoom Meeting, register link below.

Event Details

The Science Industry Partnership are launching SIP West Midlands in partnership with Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP).

This new initiative will bring together science using companies in the region with a specific focus on the Health and Medical Technology sector. The employer-led group will drive a collaborative approach to sharing best practice, addressing skills needs and growing apprenticeship and graduate numbers in the region.

The main benefits of SIP West Midlands will include:

  • Influencing core and specialist skills delivery in the West Midlands region so that it fits with business needs
  • Collaborating to establish local apprenticeship delivery to develop local talent
  • Gaining direct support and advice on how to access and utilise levy funding to train Apprentices (both levy and non-levy payers)
  • Being involved in Apprenticeship Standards development
  • Access to the hugely successful SIP Ambassador Careers Outreach programme reaching into local schools and colleges
  • Attending quarterly skills networking meetings with like-minded employers and key skills partners

The digital launch event will set out the vision for the group. It will be a fantastic opportunity for employers in the region to come together and hear more about how to get involved in an industry-led group which will lead in the development of a forward looking skills agenda and deliver growth in the take up of vocational skills.

You can register for the launch here.

For further information, regarding SIP West Midlands, contact: matthew.syrett@cogentskills.com

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