Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills
Specialist apprenticeship and short course provider
Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills are a Made in the Midlands Gold Member
In response to gaps in skills and provision highlighted by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, the Elite Centre will deliver specialist apprenticeships and short courses as part of a collaboration between six major organisations.
Regional partners, including the University of Wolverhampton, trade associations, Dudley College and Black Country LEP, are working together on the development of the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills, investing over £12 million in total to drive the Black Country’s economic prosperity forward.
The Elite Centre’s hub will be based at the University of Wolverhampton’s new Springfield Campus, a multi-million pound development regenerating a brownfield site into a national centre of excellence for construction and the built environment.
We aim to bring together the quality employment with supportive local businesses to provide an amazing range of outstanding vocational courses for your future career.
We place over 700 young people into Apprenticeships every year.
On an Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) Apprenticeship programmes, you will attend our facilities for one day a week over 12 – 24 months, though you may attend on block release or full-time depending on your employers requirements and depending on the vocational area that you want to work within and the level of the programme that you are studying.
Helping to fulfil the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership’s goal to close the skills gap in the local economy, the scheme will enable you to:
If you’re a UK employer with an annual pay bill over £3 million, from April 2017 you’ll contribute to the new Apprenticeship Levy, requiring you to make an investment in apprenticeships.
Not only will you bring all-important higher level skills into your business, you’ll also benefit from government incentives including a £15,000 allowance to offset against your levy payment.
To find out more about the Apprenticeship Levy and how your business can start getting the most out of apprenticeships ahead of the changes, get in touch with the University of Wolverhampton’s Apprenticeship Hub.