Shetland MSP Beatrice Wishart met yesterday (Monday) with a number of isles’ apprentices to mark Scottish Apprenticeship Week.
Ms Wishart met with apprentices at Hame Fae Hame nursery in Scalloway, working towards a qualifications in Social Services (Children and Young People), and went on to visit New Craigielea to meet a current apprentice on a Business and Administration course and a former apprentice in Social Services and Healthcare.
The visits were organised by Train Shetland who co-ordinate apprenticeships in the isles.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week runs from 2 to 6 March 2020. This year the theme is “Talent Without Limits” with the programme of events focusing on challenging stereotypical views of apprenticeships.
“It was a pleasure to be able to meet with some of Shetland’s apprentices at their workplaces.
“An apprenticeship is a fantastic way to learn skills on the job and today there is training available in Shetland and across Scotland in a number of sectors from Agriculture to Engineering and Health and Social Care.
“It is so important to ensure that vocational training receives parity of esteem with higher education if we are to tackle skills shortages. With the right support, modern apprenticeships can be for everyone. It was clear from the visits today how rewarding the experience of learning, training and working can be.”