Investing in our Young People
Great time this morning at North Prospect Garage, now set up as a training charity supporting young people from the age of 14 in motor vehicle maintenance and at Blagdons Boatyard they have a centre for marine engineering. The training company Norpro support 20 apprenticeships, have over 120 students and have grown to employ 13 staff. An example of how training providers and schools can work in partnership, to provide the beat and most appropriate opportunities for our young people in Plymouth, a policy which the Labour Party manifesto will build on with the National Education Service plans, expanding further education and funding the vocational routes to up skill people of all ages for the new skills required in industry.
The afternoon was spent in preparation from the AGM of the council on Friday where I will be honoured to give a big thank you to the out going Lord Mayor Councillor Pauline Murphy, a day of civic pride.
Final task of the day, canvassing in North Prospect, meeting at the library which I hope will remain open and not be closed by the Tory UKIP council , we wait until July 3rd for the decision. Labour Councillors across the city have been campaigning to keep our libraries open and to encourage more consultation with local residents.