Monday, September 15, 2014

What Training?

The Welsh government claims to be "delivering one of the most successful apprenticeship programmes in Europe" yet budget cuts to the apprenticeship programme coincide with a national media campaign by the Welsh government promoting apprenticeships.

The National Training Federation for Wales (NTfW) which represents more than 100 firms and outlets providing work-based learning in Wales said almost 9,000 fewer work schemes will be available for young people by next April.  The ministers cut the budget by £7m and now the organisation said it fears "even worse news is on the way" after being told ministers are planning a further £20m cut in apprenticeship programmes in March.

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