Progress on encouraging women into apprenticeships
The launch of a new campaign to encourage more young women to take part in Modern Apprenticeships has been hailed today.
Figures from 2013/14 show that 41 per cent of new Modern Apprenticeship stats were female – and the new You work, You learn, You earn campaign aims to build on this progress by encouraging more young women into MAs in roles that have traditionally been male dominated.
The Scottish Government has committed to deliver 30,000 new Modern Apprenticeship opportunities each year by 2020.
Earlier this week, the First Minister also announced £6.1 million investment in more than 1,000 job opportunities for unemployed people through Community Jobs Scotland.
Commenting, SNP MSP Joan McAlpine said:
“The progress that has been made in encouraging more women into Modern Apprenticeships is hugely welcome and with this new campaign the Scottish Government is clearly determined to go further.
“Modern Apprenticeships have a key role to play in encouraging greater gender equality in industries that have traditionally been male dominated and I hope that this campaign will help drive that improvement.
“The SNP has been determined to do all that we can to encourage greater equality and ensure that there should be no industry or sector where women cannot build careers that are every bit as successful as their male counterparts.”
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