Bay MP announces 6,090 young people in Torbay help hit 2m apprenticeship goal
Two million apprenticeships have been created in the UK since 2010 with 6,090 people in Torbay getting a vital start in life, says the Torbay MP, Adrian Sanders.
He said apprenticeships offered by local companies and organisations have played a crucial role in the local economy.
He said: “Apprenticeships are a vital part of building a stronger economy and a fairer society. By ensuring young people are able to earn and learn, we give them the opportunity to get on it life.
“That is why I am delighted young people in Torbay have benefitted from fantastic training and employment opportunities that apprenticeships offer. In addition to this, 130 businesses have received apprenticeship grants for young people in Torbay.
“I’ve seen for myself at Linden Homes and Torbay Hospital the benefit apprenticeships can give to young people and I’m delighted that over two million young people across England have been able to take advantage.”
Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills Vince Cable MP said: “Reaching the two millionth apprenticeship is testament to Liberal Democrat’s commitment to apprenticeships. Apprenticeships give young people the chance to start a career and give businesses the talent to grow.
“This isn’t just about numbers. From space engineering, to TV production, to legal services, apprenticeships are the ticket to a great job and a route employers trust to access the skills they need.
“That is why the Liberal Democrats made them a priority when we entered office and I am delighted that we have been able to deliver on our promise to have two million apprentices start in this Parliament.”
(from a press release)
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