Leading role for Coatbridge student
Coatbridge apprentice Aidan Miller hosted further and higher education minister Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP on her visit to the east end campus of Glasgow Kelvin College.
The former St Ambrose High pupil is studying civil engineering and has become one of the city’s first regional foundation apprentices, under a project designed to create wider learning and employment opportunities for apprentices.
Aidan said: “It’s been a great choice for me – I want to be a civil engineer and I’m learning the theory at college and getting practical experience in the workplace.
“Being regional apprentices means that we get more subjects and jobs to choose from.”
Aidan was among a host of foundation apprentices running the special event for the MSP, including those studying events management, catering, sound engineering and music.
Ms Somerville was visiting to hear about Glasgow’s new regional college education strategy, involving City, Clyde and Kelvin Colleges.
She said: “Glasgow’s regional approach will help build careers and contribute to Scotland’s economy.”
On track Aidan Miller with Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP