Liberal Democrats last night successfully urged the Council to keep a focus on helping create local Apprenticeships.
Cllr Lesley Hayward (Bulmershe & Whitegates ward) [pictured] acknowledged the good work done both nationally and locally but added “We can do more. The council is embarking on a number of projects which could give rise to opportunities for apprenticeships – and for other training. And we need to use our influence to make sure those opportunities for young people do get created.”
Cllr Prue Bray (Winnersh Ward) noted that “There is one local authority area in the country, and only one, where there has been a fall in the number of apprenticeships since the coalition government started. It’s a small drop of 8%, but still a fall. Unfortunately that area was Wokingham.”
Local Lib Dem councillors believe we must redouble our efforts and commit the council to do the best it can for our young people.