Education and learning minister Robert Halfon has hailed The Sun on Sunday’s apprenticeship pullout.
Alternatives in bricklaying, carpentry and lorry driving are amid 106 up for grabs nowadays.
Mr Halfon explained apprenticeships had been undervalued as he pinned the blame on previous Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair’s “blind push” to get youthful people today into college.
And he praised our Builder Greater Britain campaign to get additional people into apprenticeship strategies.
The Tory MP stated: “For way too lengthy apprenticeships have been undervalued with young men and women usually guided to comply with a one route — A-ranges, then pack your bags for university.
“It is one particular of Blair’s many legacies that have carried out extra hurt than very good.
“His blind press to get young men and women into university, no matter of high quality, was short-sighted.”
Mr Halfon reported youthful folks were being staying saddled with financial debt for “meaningless degrees” though the state lacks essential coders, engineers and electricians.
He additional: “I am massively grateful to The Solar on Sunday for its ongoing assistance of apprenticeships.”
It will come soon after Rishi Sunak introduced a crackdown on Mickey Mouse levels, warning universities they faced getting their intakes slashed.
He claimed men and women are currently being allow down by the system and he required to conclude rip-off classes.
Labour’s Shadow Instruction Secretary Bridget Phillipson explained: “Apprenticeships are a excellent way for children to understand a fantastic trade while acquiring hard cash in their pockets.
“From plumbers to sparkies, builders and other terrific trades and professions, they are a fantastic launching pad for prosperous professions.”
Robin Walker, chairman of the training select committee, reported: “There are these types of a huge selection of apprenticeship options now out there at all ranges.
“I’ve read from employers that they no more time see them as just a route for entry level recruitment but a way of bringing on the next generation of leadership.”