Em­ploy­ment in Lochaber fo­cus

The Oban Times - - News -

JAMIE Hep­burn MSP, Min­is­ter for Em­ploy­a­bil­ity and Train­ing, has made his in­au­gu­ral visit to Lochaber.

The trip was or­gan­ised by De­vel­op­ing the Young Work­force West High­land to pro­vide em­ploy­ers and stake­hold­ers with the op­por­tu­nity to meet with Mr Hep­burn and hear his up­date from the Scot­tish Govern­ment on em­ploy­ment news.

Mr Hep­burn’s trip in­cor­po­rated West High­land Col­lege UHI where there was an open in­vi­ta­tion to the public to hear his talk, ex­press views and ask ques­tions. As part of his talk, Mr Hep­burn an­nounced statis­tics have shown that the num­ber of Mod­ern Ap­pren­tice­ships starts ex­ceeded the 2016/17 tar­get of 26,000.

Dou­glas Or­mis­ton, Pro­gramme Man­ager DYW West High­land, said: ‘It was fan­tas­tic to have the Min­is­ter for Em­ploy­a­bil­ity and Skills visit Lochaber.

‘Cre­at­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties for young peo­ple in the West High­lands is core to the ob­jec­tives of the DYW West High­land team.’

Pho­to­graph Iain Fer­gu­son, The Write Im­age. F26 jamie hep­burn visit 01

Jamie Hep­burn MSP, cen­tre, Min­is­ter for Em­ploy­a­bil­ity and Train­ing, vis­ited the Mor­ri­son Con­struc­tion site at Ach­in­tore Road, Fort Wil­liam, and met em­ploy­ees on the De­vel­op­ing Young Work­force pro­gramme, Peter Laing and Scott Duff, right, Alex Wil­son, left, and Iona Camp­bell, as well as se­nior man­age­ment Alis­ter Ma­clean and Al­lan Ma­cLeod.

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