Stratford-upon-Avon College is participating in National Apprenticeship Week 2011 with a number of activities throughout the week including a celebration event and a visit from Nadhim Zahawi.
Nadhim Zahawi will be visiting the College’s Masons Road site to experience ‘first hand’ what life is like as an apprentice. On Friday 11th February he will have the opportunity to talk to apprentices and have a look around the custom built training facility which was designed to complement the delivery of apprenticeship frameworks. The Masons Road site houses an engineering and construction workshop as well as electrical bays and IT rooms.
On Wednesday 9th February, the College will also be celebrating with local employers who are involved in the apprenticeship programme. A range of employers has been invited into the College’s ‘fine dining’ restaurant in recognition of their involvement and commitment to the apprenticeship programme.
Stratford-upon-Avon College has been offering apprenticeship for over twenty years in a wide range of apprenticeships including bricklaying, carpentry, electrical installation, engineering, hospitality and catering, live events and promotion, childcare and many more! For more information, visit www.stratford.ac.uk. The College has a dedicated team who run the programme and support both the apprentice and the employer throughout.
National Apprenticeship Week runs from 7th until 11th February and aims to showcase the benefits of the Apprenticeship programme, celebrating the skills and talents of apprentices across the UK.
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Photo Opportunity: 2:30pm Friday 11th February at Stratford-upon-Avon College, Masons Road, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 9NF.
Notes for Editors:
National Apprenticeship Service (NAS)
The NAS was announced in January 2008 and officially launched in April 2009. It supports, funds and co-ordinates the delivery of Apprenticeships throughout England. For more information visit http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/About-Us/National-Apprenticeship-Service.aspx
2,200 adults in England were interviewed between 7-9 October 2009 by YouGov. The three question survey asked consumers about their purchasing decisions with regards to businesses taking on apprentices. The results showed 81% of people would more likely or would consider using a company who takes on apprentices and 94% thought it is important that companies support young people by taking on apprentices in the recession.
Posted on Friday 28th January 2011