Employment in Lochaber focus
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.’
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.