Apprenticeships: IET comments to the House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee.
Having sustainable, industry-recognised qualifications such as Apprenticeships is vital for up-skilling young people with the crucial technical and practical skills required for a technology-based economy which the government is striving towards. This is particularly relevant in the current climate of record unemployment and economic difficulties. There should be an equal distribution of all apprenticeship levels, with special focus on the opportunities to further progress on to higher level qualifications. Up-skilling the nation should be a key priority for the government and so all apprenticeship schemes should encourage individuals to progress to higher levels from whichever point they start.
Submission Details Submitted on 03 February 2012 to House of Commons Business, Innovation and Skills Committee