History of the Ladder
Given the Black Country’s proud history of innovation, it is fitting that the region’s Ladder has led the way in promoting the apprenticeship brand since its 2014 launch.
Publisher Midland News Association joined Walsall-based development group The Vine Trust, training provider Performance Through People and the Black Country Skills Factory to deliver the campaign, which inspired others to be set up across the Midlands.
The Ladder has broadened the horizons of hundreds of young people while gaining the support at national level from leading figures including supporter and Chair of the Education Select Committee Robert Halfon MP.
Building success for the future
The Ladder’s unique position as a regional champion for apprenticeships in the Black Country area has brought together support across the private and public sectors.
The Ladder celebrates achievers such as Daniel Cope, who won apprentice of the year at the Express & Star business awards.
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.