Minister visits college site to meet apprentices - The Leamington Observer

Minister visits college site to meet apprentices

Leamington Editorial 27th Jan, 2017   0

APPRENTICES at Warwick Trident College put their skills on show when they were visited by the Minister of State for Apprenticeship and Skills.

Robert Halfon dropped in to meet apprentices and take a tour of the college’s state-of-the-art engineering and motor vehicle facilities. The group is the largest college provider of apprentices in the region, with some 2,500 trainees.

Mr Halfon said: “It has been fantastic meeting some brilliant apprentices who have taken their first steps on the ladder of opportunity to securing highly skilled jobs.

“I have been extremely inspired by the work Warwick Trident College and Warwickshire College Group have been doing to ensure people are getting the highest quality education and training. I hope other colleges and providers will be able to follow their lead.”

Along with meeting some of the apprentices, Mr Halfon was also given a commemorative horseshoe to mark his visit by Farriery trainee Oliver Laker.

College principal Angela Joyce has thanked the minister for his visit and the chance to share their work.

She said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome the minister to our college to showcase our work on apprenticeships. It was great he was able to spend so much time talking to our talented apprentices and their employers from a wide range of industries across the UK.

“We have been at the forefront of the apprenticeship reforms taking place over recent years and this visit was a great opportunity to share our work.”

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