Apprentices ‘Make Things Happen’
Mon, 02 March 2009
In conjunction with National Apprenticeship Week, Tameside College held a stand and demonstrations for students to access, highlighting the importance of Apprenticeships in today’s business climate.
The week long events showed students how Apprentices work within an organisation and the benefits to both the employer and the student. The stall provided information on the various types of Apprenticeship schemes available at the College, with current Hair & Beauty, Construction and Child Care apprentices providing demonstrations and helping inform the students.
The national initiative ran from the 23rd - 27th February, helped by new government funding to increase apprenticeships in the workplace, a further 35,000 apprenticeship roles will be introduced over the next few years. Other events taking place around the UK include Public Sector Day, a talk from Sir Alan Sugar and interactive forums with business people to discuss the importance of apprentices in today’s society.
Employer Engagement Officer Maxine Parfitt said, “The Apprenticeship stand proved to be very successful in communicating the message to many young people that Apprenticeships can provide a high quality route into a skilled job. It also gave our current apprentices the opportunity to display their skills, enabling them to discuss with the students, their experience of Apprenticeships.”