Midland Metro Alliance recognised for outreach work with jobseekers

The Midland Metro Alliance virtual training academy has been recognised for excellence in the Outreach Initiative of the Year category at the annual Construction Investing in Talent Awards to be held in London.
The ceremony celebrates and rewards the most outstanding contributors to training and development sectors within the construction industry.
The Midland Metro Alliance is nominated in response to the work it has been undertaking in helping get careers of people in the West Midlands on the right track. It is working in partnership with local colleges, the Department for Work and Pensions, councils and other funding bodies, in supporting the design and delivery of bespoke six-week Sector Based Work Academies in Light Rail.
The training programmes offer unemployed candidates across the region aged 18 and over an opportunity to achieve accredited qualifications, develop personal skills and gain practical work experience. The aim is to encourage candidates to consider careers in construction, engineering and light rail. The pre-recruitment course also gives candidates a guaranteed interview for a variety of roles available at the Midland Metro Alliance.
Steve Grimes, Centenary Square / Edgbaston Extension Project Director, said: “The benefits that our sector based work academies are having on local people is reward enough, however, we are delighted that the Midland Metro Alliance is being recognised for its outreach work with the local community in this more formal way.”
The Construction Investing in Talent Awards will be taking place on Wednesday 15 November in London.

For any questions or queries regarding this or other Midland Metro Alliance projects, please contact communications@metroalliance.co.uk.