Posted by: Jason's Staff | March 13, 2013

Jason hails Apprenticeships at PMQs

Jason joined the Prime Minister in supporting National Apprenticeship Week. He praised the 1500 businesses in Kirklees that are now offering apprenticeships, Kirklees College who offer apprenticeships and the apprentices themselves. The Prime Minister spoke of the ‘new norm’ which he hopes will see those leaving school either go to University or take part in an apprenticeship scheme.

Across Jason’s Colne Valley constituency 1,220 people started apprenticeships in the academic year 2011-12, and another 360 have started in the first quarter of this academic year. This is a percentage increase of 74% compared to the previous government’s last year in office.

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