It's important young people like Robin are given the option of learning a trade through training programmes like the Modern Apprenticeship
To find out more about Modern Apprenticeships
at City College Coventry ring freephone 0800 616 202.
Electronics giant Sanyo, which left Newton Aycliffe with the loss of 284 jobs in November 2001 after 13 years' manufacturing microwaves, has donated pounds 200,000 towards modern apprenticeships
in the area.
The GMLSC runs the modern apprenticeship
scheme and its executive director Paul Holme said: ``Modern apprenticeships
offer a great opportunity for young people who would rather continue their learn-ing in the workplace to achieve their full potential.
The Modern Apprenticeship
scheme is aimed at students who want to go directly into work - but still get a qualification.
Foundation Modern Apprenticeship
winner Peter Masefield has overcome a mental illness that makes him anxious in social situations to become a chef at the Pulse Restaurant in Leamington, gaining Key Skills and an NVQ level 1 in catering.
Gaining a Modern Apprenticeship
or National Traineeship can lay the foundation of a skilled technical career.
are a win-win: they're a chance to earn a wage while you learn your trade and get hands-on work experience at the same time.
With a streamlined entry process and new award categories, 2008 saw entries to the National Training Awards increase by almost 80% in Wales and entries to the Modern Apprenticeship
Awards increase by 100%, making it a highly contested year.
You join e2e for a year but you can step up to the Modern Apprenticeship
much sooner if you do well," she said.
She said: "When I first started my Apprenticeship I had very little equine knowledge, and the first four months of my course were hard, but thanks to the continued support from Liz and from staff at Zenith, I have completed my Foundation Modern Apprenticeship
Last month, at the invitation of local businessman and LSC Tyne and Wear board member Michael J Stephenson, managing director of HelenaBiosciences, the Task Force came to the North-East on the first of their national visits and met employers, apprentices and training providers in Tyne and Wear and Durham to find out what aspects of the Modern Apprenticeship
programme currently work well and where improvements could be made.