Lead­ing role for Coat­bridge stu­dent

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News - Ju­dith Ton­ner

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

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