Flintshire Politicians Excited at Coleg Cambria Success

Flintshire politicians Mark Tami MP and Carl Sargeant AM have expressed their excitement at two new schemes by the Welsh Government to support people in education and apprenticeships.

There were two announcements by Deputy Skills Minister, Ken Skates, including the creation of a Shared Apprenticeship Scheme. The scheme will create 20 apprenticeships per year from a number of companies on the Deeside Enterprise Zone.

The second announcement was that Coleg Cambria is to become the first hub in Britain to help students gain places to the best universities in the UK. This announcement comes after a report by Paul Murphy suggesting 12 hubs be set up to share best practice to help students from Wales get into the UK’s top universities.

Mark Tami MP for Alyn & Deeside said, ‘Both of these announcements are very exciting for Flintshire and show the commitment that the Welsh Government has to our young people. The fact the Coleg Cambria has been chosen as the base for both the hub and to operate the shared apprentice’s scheme shows the success of this college since it merged.’

Carl Sargeant AM said, ‘This is great news for Flintshire and yet another welcome boost for Deeside in particular, which is increasing its reputation as a top business hub for Wales.  The creation of these new apprenticeships will ensure we will also have talented workers to continue building on the area’s successes in the future.’