Monica Lennon MSP Meets with South Lanarkshire College Apprentices During Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2023

Monica meets with South Lanarkshire College apprentices during Sottish Apprenticeship Week 2023

Monica met with student apprentices from South Lanarkshire College this week to discuss the success of their modern apprenticeship programmes for students, local businesses and the economy.

The East Kilbride college is the only further education college in the South Lanarkshire Council area and has played a vital role in the South Lanarkshire community working alongside local employers to offer high-quality apprenticeships across various sectors such as health and social care, business, and accounting.

Monica commented:

“It's brilliant to see and hear in person the impactful work that is happening at South Lanarkshire College- it was especially inspiring to hear from apprentices first-hand their experience of completing an apprenticeship.

“The skills that students are developing through modern apprenticeships are not only employment-based but will help them gain resilience and confidence.

“I was especially impressed by the range of apprenticeships available, students are taking classes in plumbing, brick layering and technical drawing. Importantly, students will be well equipped for the move towards new sustainable and green technology

“Students are gaining valuable hands-on experience of different industries, setting them up properly for the world of work and providing them with real insight of different trades which will guide their future career choices.