HC Deb 03 July 1985 vol 82 cc166-7W
Mr. Hancock

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will consider implementing a school leaver trainer programme involving apprenticeships in specific skills similar to that of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The Government have just approved plans for a major expansion of the youth training scheme. This will mean a longer period of training for 16-year-olds, a greater attention to training in specific, occupational skills, and the chance to gain a recognised vocational qualification, or credits towards one. The new scheme will draw on lessons from overseas, and will build on the achievements of the existing scheme. It will go a long way towards matching the training system in Germany.

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