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City Year Birmingham is looking for inspirational local young people who want to help tackle educational inequality in their city and improve their own prospects at the same time. Applications for the charity’s next intake have opened, with 60 places available to volunteer full-time for a year from August 2016 in schools across Handsworth, Lozells, Saltley and Small Heath.

The UK is facing a DIY crisis with over a third of adults admitting to not being able to carry out simple practical tasks like putting up shelves or rewiring a plug, according to a new survey of 2,000 UK adults by mouldable glue, Sugru. Wallpapering topped the chart for most troublesome task, with 38 per cent admitting they wouldn’t feel confident undertaking some home decorating.

Walsall College is inviting prospective students to come and find out about its range of vocational courses and the careers they lead to at its latest Open Day on Wednesday 25th November, between 4pm and 8pm. Careers are available in everything from plumbing to hairdressing and law to childcare with expert tutors on hand to plot your journey to employment.

A staggering 2,000 primary school children are poised and ready to take part in the West Midlands biggest ever week-long reading challenge. The challenge, called One Million Minutes, is run by award-winning education charity Achievement for All, and is making its way around the country to encourage children to read, following research that reading for just ten minutes a day can have a huge impact on a child’s education.

For the third year running Walsall College will be part of the Premier Colleges group of lead sponsors for The Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills and careers event that helps to shape the future of a new generation. Designed to inspire the fashion designers, web developers and engineers of tomorrow, the event will be taking place from 19-21 November 2015 at the NEC Birmingham.