Upcoming Events

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Black Country Virtual Careers Expo

24th May – 30th July

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Going live on 24th May 2021 to 18th June and then again 5th to 30th July (available for 4 weeks each time) the 2nd Black Country Virtual Careers Expo will provide pupils, parents and teachers access to a wide range of careers advice and information, all under one virtual roof. With a fantastic mix of local and national organisations, you and your students can visit all of the online exhibitors and watch a collection of helpful pre-recorded videos to help make the right choice.

The Expo includes :

  • Apprenticeships
  • Skills and Training Programmes
  • Sixth Form, FE and HE information
  • SEND opportunities
  • Employment information – “live vacancies” zone for employment and apprenticeship opportunities across the Black Country.
  • The Video Vault Zone – provides a collection of helpful pre-recorded videos to help make the right choice.

Visitors can ask questions to any exhibitor which will then be answered and posted back onto the stand page and a prompt email will be sent out to the person who asked the question to go back in and view.


Ever wondered how to move from a job to survive to a career you care about? Register now for a free Summer Careers Festival online event on Thursday 17th June to help you with your questions!



Boost – manage change with confidence 

When: July – August

Where: Halesowen Phast Trust Boost

How long: 3 weeks

Are you going to college in September and want to make it a success? Boost is a three week programme designed to increase your confidence and make sure you feel more prepared for college.

Face to face sessions, including:

How to manage and how to increase your confidence

Team building activities

College tours (where possible)

The schedule will include times for breaks and lunch.
Lunch will be provided.
Email Boost_CNX@dudley.gov.uk for more information and a referral form


Black Country Impact Dudley Summer Club 2021

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Where: Dudley (Skills Training) and Brierley Hill (Juniper)

How long: 4 weeks

Are you aged 16-18 and live in Dudley?
We’re offering a free 4-week Summer Club with fun, career-building
activities to help you prepare for your future. Multiple dates available!

  • Career planning, job searching and help with applications
  • CV workshop
  • Health and wellbeing sessions
  • One-day courses in Emergency First Aid, Mental Health
    or Health & Safety in the Workplace
  • Fun team activities: cooking, sports, music and more
  • Secure your place today!


Contact the Skills Training UK Dudley Centre team:
T: 01384 259 501
E: IgniteYourSuccess@skillstraininguk.com

Click here for more information.



Below are other summer support programs that have specific referral routes from organisations.

Forward – Making your future a SuccessPhase Trust Forward

When: July – August 2021

Where: Phase Trust

How Long: 5 Weeks


Forward is a Personal development programme that seeks to support students in their transition from school to college.



Therapeutic Programme to Support Transition – Post 16/19

Flyer for Professionals and Referral form

When: July – September

Where: Microsoft Teams

How long: 6 weeks

 Do you know a young person who is moving onto a new setting or college at risk of NEET?

  • Would they benefit from some cognitive behavioural strategies to support them with their feelings and to build resilience?
  • Would they like to meet others who may be going to the same setting or college?
  • Do they want the help and support? Are they asking for it?

Educational Psychology are looking for small groups of young people who would benefit from a therapeutic support programme.

 Follow up after the programme would include:

  • An individual check-in.
  • Agreed information to be shared with a key person in the new college or setting.


The programme has capacity for approximately 30 young people, depending upon their needs, and so there will be a screening process.