The Welsh Liberal Democrats are setting out a series of ideas which they say would encourage more young people to consider taking up apprenticeships.
- A schools liaison programme to boost the image of apprenticeships
- Apprentice Ambassador scheme
- Competitions to celebrate skills
- University-style application process including clearing
- A single information, application and support system
Business spokesperson Eluned Parrott said:
Unless these practical issues are addressed, apprenticeships will continue to be viewed as a secondary (or even tertiary) route for young people at post-16 level, with university and entering the workplace without formal training taking precedence.
We want young people to know they have a range of positive options on leaving school that will open up rewarding careers – be that through university or skills-based learning. The Welsh Liberal Democrats want to build a stronger economy in a fairer society.
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