Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable visited Stockport to support the Council’s new ‘100:100’ Apprenticeship scheme.
The Council, in partnership with the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), launched the scheme to encourage Stockport employers to take on 100 apprentices in 100 days.
Mr Cable was visiting the site of a Kids Allowed centre to be opened on Buxton Road in September. Kids Allowed is a childcare provider with its own Apprenticeship Academy employing 35 apprentices across Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Kids Allowed will be creating eight apprenticeships in Stockport during the 100 apprenticeship ‘window.
Councillor Shan Alexander, Executive Member for Lifelong Learning and Achievement at Stockport Council, said: “Following the great success of our 50:50 Apprenticeship Grant Schemes in recent years, Stockport Council has launched a 100 Apprenticeships in 100 Days scheme with the NAS. This ground breaking initiative will help young people in the borough gain confidence and get their first experience of working for a local organisation which in turn will boost the local economy.”