Business Secretary of State Vince Cable has been in Cornwall today, launching the Government’s new £18.7M Higher Apprenticeship Fund.
Among his stops, Cable visited the TNT depot in Bodmin to discuss the company’s apprenticeships programme, and had a tour of the Rodda’s creamery in Scorrier.
He said: “Investing in skills is central to our drive to boost business and productivity and make the UK more competitive.
“By radically expanding the number of degree level apprenticeships for young people, we will put practical learning on a level footing with academic study. This is an essential step that will help rebalance our economy and build a society in which opportunity and reward are fairly and productively distributed.”
Kernowpods.com‘s Matthew Clarke caught up with Cable during his visit to Rodda’s.