On Friday I visited the Apprenticeship stand in Bury’s Millgate Centre. Manned by a consortium of local providers the stand provided an excellent opportunity for both would be apprentices and potential apprentice employers to find out what is involved in a modern apprenticeship. I say modern apprenticeship because nowadays apprenticeships cove far, far more than the traditional skills associated with apprenticeships from two or three decades ago.
I belive it is very important that we all value those who take an apprenticeship just as highly as those who continue academic study to degree level. Being highly skilled in a trade is just as important to our community is just as useful and important as someone who has continued academic studies to degree level.