Leading College Renews Patronage

23 Dec 2019

Published in: Patron

Black Country Chamber of Commerce have announced today that Walsall College have renewed their patronage with the leading business support organisation.

The college is home to more than 14,000 people studying vocational technical qualifications, apprenticeships and higher education programmes each year, its Assistant Principal, James Norris said, “As Chamber Patrons, Walsall College is able to work more closely with employers to understand emerging business challenges, skills needs and the attributes their future workforce needs.

“Using their feedback, we develop our courses and training solutions, and help organisations to recruit and train skilled, professional and enterprising workforces in the Black Country,”

Mr Norris continued, “As one of the first colleges in the country to deliver the government’s new T Level qualifications, we will rely on the continued support of the Chamber’s network of local employers to deliver the industry placements that are integral to these new qualifications.

“We also deliver high quality services to employers, including a comprehensive range of apprenticeship training for new and existing staff, technical and professional qualifications to upskill the workforce, short courses for groups or individuals, university level courses, bespoke training and knowledgeable support for those companies who contribute to the apprenticeship levy.

“As a go-to employer services provider, the college is uniquely placed to influence local decision-making and drive positive change across the region.”

Black Country Chamber Patron Group members work as key strategic partners alongside the Chamber, benefitting from unrivalled opportunities to promote their business, their work, reach new customers, make connections and ensure that their brand and values are seen and heard in all the right places, they make a positive impact across the Black Country economy.


Image: Jat Sharma OBE, Principal & Chief Executive of Walsall College

James Norris, Assistant Principal – Commercial Department of Walsall College

Gail Arnold, Head of Premium Membership for Black Country Chamber

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