Firms urged to get young work­ers

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News - Ian Bunt­ing

Mon­k­lands em­ploy­ers have been urged to get in­volved in Scot­tish Ap­pren­tice­ship Week.

Skills De­vel­op­ment Scot­land ( SDS) or­gan­ises the event – tak­ing place from March 5- 9 – to en­cour­age busi­nesses and com­pa­nies to take on ap­pren­tices.

In La­nark­shire, the lo­cal De­vel­op­ing the Young Work­force (DYW) group, has pledged its sup­port.

Ron­nie Smith, chair of DYW La­nark­shire and East Dun­bar­ton­shire, said: “We work in col­lab­o­ra­tion with our col­leges, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and schools, all ac­tively en­gag­ing with em­ploy­ers and train­ing providers across the re­gion.

“Col­lec­tively we are rais­ing aware­ness of Scot­tish ap­pren­tice­ships with young peo­ple and par­ents to in­crease par­tic­i­pa­tion and, ul­ti­mately, make Scot­tish Ap­pren­tice­ship Week a huge suc­cess.”

A new in­for­ma­tion page on Scot­tish Ap­pren­tice­ship Week has been launched on the ap­pren­tice­ web­site.

Lat­est fig­ures show North La­nark­shire is home to 2900 Modern Ap­pren­tices.

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