Get Involved - Courses and Skills

Creating a MiFriendly City

We wanted the communities of Coventry, Birmingham and Wolverhampton to take the lead in unlocking their cities assets, coming together to drive change at both city and regional levels.

Our regional migration initiative not only set out a programme of activities for migrants, but looked to engage with employers and the wider public to build a stronger community.

To learn more about our innovative programme of activities and find out how you or your organisation can get involved, please select one of our 5 themes...

About MiFriendly Skills

Learning new skills can unlock so many doors, and we wanted to ensure that in our MiFriendly Cities, the potential of all citizens is nurtured, enhance and recognised.
Our skills initiative was aimed at identifying skills gaps in the West Midlands and creating pathways towards further education and employment opportunities for refugees and migrants.
We put together an innovative training programme that could benefit all communities and acknowledged the region’s aspirations to become the centre for advanced manufacturing in Europe.

Digital Fabrication Courses

This gave participants training in advanced manufacturing techniques to Open College Network West Midlands accreditation.

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DIY Skills to Help the Community

This course enabled participants to help people in their community gain skills in painting, decorating and DIY.

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Community Research

This course trained participants in Community Research and project evaluation.

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Pop-up Furniture Factories

Pop-up Furniture Factories helped participants up-cycle furniture for the benefit of others and included home-makeovers for people in our community.

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European Union & Urban Innovative Actions

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative.