Higher apprenticeships funding praised
21 Jun 2012
The Government's announcement of 4,230 new Higher Apprenticeships in sectors including aviation, low carbon engineering and space engineering, as part of the £25million Higher Apprenticeships Fund, has drawn praise from the CBI.
Neil Carberry, CBI director for employment and skills, said: "Businesses know that building our higher-level skills base has to be an essential part of a successful plan for growth in the long-term. Future skills shortages in key sectors could hold back our economic performance, so boosting higher level apprenticeships now is the right thing to do. Sectors like high-technology and science-based advanced manufacturing and IT are a good place to start.
"Young people need to know that Higher Apprenticeships are a great route to a successful career, as they can build higher level skills, while learning on-the-job with an employer."
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