Help the Ladder to grow
Kevin Davis, chairman of the Ladder Apprenticeship Foundation and lead for the Ladder for the Black Country writes: Thank you for visiting the Ladder website. We hope you will help play your part to help more young people, employers and training providers to benefit from increase skills and careers opportunities in the the Black Country.
The solutions to youth unemployment are of course complex, but as the Ladder, we believe it requires a collaborative joined up, systems-based approach to improving skills and enrichment opportunities for all, particularly for the young and disadvantaged communities, incentivising and equipping employers to hire and retain them. It’s about raising awareness, getting the data, so that all can make an informed decision about what to do next.
Championing the apprenticeship brand
The Ladder for the Black Country has a clear message: Apprenticeships offer a valuable path for employment and skills enhancement. We relay this message in everything we do, liaising with local and national partners to showcase the opportunities for apprenticeships in the Black Country area.
We are fortunate to work with leading employers and multi-organisation groups to ensure apprenticeships stay front of mind. Having launched in 2014 to generate 1,000 new apprenticeships, we have long past this target to build further success.
The Ladder Foundation brings together the Ladders supporting employers and apprentices throughout the Staffordshire, Black Country, Shropshire, Coventry & Warwickshire and Greater Birmingham areas.
Drawing upon collective strengths, the Ladder Foundation ensures each Ladder can take full advantage of the skill-developing opportunities and other benefits that come with taking on an apprentice.