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NEWS IN BRIEF
CITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGE SIGNS UP TO REGION WIDE EDUCATION AND SKILLS PLEDGE
The City of Wolverhampton College has joined forces with colleges across the region to offer support to individuals and businesses following the coronavirus outbreak.
The college has signed up to the Colleges West Midlands' Education and Skills Pledge, recognising that the impact of Covid-19 may mean that many residents in the region will need to refresh and redevelop their skills and that the way of studying and working in the future may change.
The eight-point pledge, signed by 20 colleges, commits to support existing students to complete their qualifications, ensure future students have access to the courses they require, help anyone who is out of work to retrain and gain new employment, and support businesses by providing access to higher and technical skills training for their employees.
DOUBLE APPOINTMENT DELIVERS NEW ENERGY TO CEC'S £3M SALES DRIVE
A leading utility management specialist has strengthened its Business Development team with two key appointments as it looks to meet £3m turnover targets for 2020.
Control Energy Costs, which secured the prestigious Investors in People (IiP) accreditation earlier this year, has recruited sector experts James Malin and Andrew Stoker to support its drive for new accounts and further growth across manufacturing, retail, and leisure in the West Midlands.
The duo joins from Npower and World Kinect Energy Services respectively and bring with them significant experience in account management and a clear understanding of the challenges faced in energy management in a crowded marketplace.
They will work with Control Energy Costs' team of analysts to work with an increasing number of companies in the region on addressing crippling utility costs, as industry and commerce try to recover from the economic impact of Covid-19.
‘OUTSTANDING’ PERFORMANCE BY MIDLAND NHS APPRENTICES ON COVID-19 FRONTLINE
Scores of apprentices have made "outstanding" contributions helping health workers tackle COVID-19 across the Midlands, according to the training company that arranged their programmes.
PTP Training, which trades as Performance Through People, has revealed that more than 140 of its apprentices have had frontline experience while working with the NHS throughout the pandemic.
Around 40 of the apprentices are working at West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), with more than 100 employed by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, and the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
HAULIERS BACK NEW CAMPAIGN TO HELP MIDLANDS RECOVERY MOVE UP A GEAR
A coalition of hauliers and trade organisations are backing the Let's Get The Midlands Moving campaign, a new initiative designed to support Midlands people and businesses as they emerge from the pandemic.
As a key campaign partner, the M6toll is assisting in getting more goods and materials moving around the UK by halving the cost for freight and haulage companies using the road end-to-end.
The M6toll is helping Midlands workers and businesses from 21st July and throughout August, by halving the cost of many local journeys for all vehicle types exiting at local plaza junctions.
With the West Midlands and its economy hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic, the campaign is designed to get the region moving again by restoring business confidence and getting people back into their established work routines.