Trade skills are on offer with apprenticeship deal
YOUNG people who are currently out of education or at risk of exclusion are being offered training from a Macclesfield company.
Trade Skills, based on London Road Terrace, offer students an alternative curriculum with training for vocational skills such as bricklaying, carpentry and plastering.
Macclesfield MP David Rutley met managing director Paul Keenan and manager Mike McNamara to discuss the company’s work with young people in Macclesfield.
Mr Rutley said: “It was great to find out more about the important work which Trade Skills is doing in Macclesfield.
“Trade Skills offers an alternative environment to young people where they can discover their potential in a way which the conventional classroom might not be able to provide.
“I would like to thank Paul and Mike for their hard work, and wish them every success for the future.”
Up to 15 young people will be learning with the company at any one time.
Mr Rutley also discussed with the company ways in which awareness of their services can be raised with local schools and other organisations.
‘Trade Skills offers an alternative environment to young people where they can discover their potential’