A unique six-month programme aimed at getting unemployed young people on the road to work has helped more than 60 teenagers into work, training or discover new skills.
A group of engineering apprentices from the Black Country got a crash course in speaking German ahead of a cultural exchange.
And thanks to a new partnership with The Apprenticeship Works taking on apprentices has been made a great deal easier for Julie benefitting both her business and unemployed young people.
Around 100 job-seekers turned out when a newly-opened Wolverhampton training centre opened its doors to recruit would-be coach and lorry drivers.
Ageism in the workplace came under the spotlight at a conference for training providers and employers in the West Midlands.
An Oldbury training company has invested almost £250,000 in a new scheme to help get Black Country people back into jobs.