Deeside firm lauded in Welsh Parliament for apprenticeship commitment
A Deeside-based company, Granada Material Handling Ltd, has been recognised on the floor of the Senedd for its commitment to providing manufacturing apprenticeships.
Alyn and Deeside Member of the Senedd (MS) Jack Sargeant recently visited the company to learn more about their work in manufacturing lifting equipment for various industries, including aerospace and modular housing.
Mr Sargeant, himself a former manufacturing apprentice, praised Granada Material Handling Ltd. during a question session with the Minister for Education, Jeremy Miles.
The Deeside MS enquired about the support provided to young people by the department in order to make them aware of opportunities in industries like manufacturing.
Mr Miles responded with gratitude for Sargeant’s advocacy for apprenticeships and discussed the department’s plans for the education system.
The minister revealed that he had recently spoken with the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales about increasing awareness of STEM subject choices and local opportunities for students.
Miles also mentioned that Qualifications Wales has been tasked with identifying ways to ensure young people are prepared for the world of work or apprenticeships upon completing their education.
The organisation has proposed pre-vocational qualifications that aim to facilitate a smooth transition to post-16 study or apprenticeships.
Qualifications Wales is currently conducting a consultation on the future of the curriculum for learners aged 14-16 in Wales.
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