Local campaigner Vikki Slade is campaigning to double the number of apprentices in Mid Dorset and North Poole by 2020. The Lib Dems in government has helped to create 1.8 million new apprenticeships nationally, including around 2,500 in Mid Dorset and North Poole.
As a local business woman, Vikki understands the value that apprentices bring to businesses and the local economy.
Vikki commented. "As someone who has hired several apprentices, I have first hand experience in seeing their confidence grow as they learn new skills. I'm proud that the Lib Dems have helped create over 1.8 million new apprentices since 2010. This has given young people a real alternative to going to university, something the last Government failed to do."
But now Vikki wants to go further. She wants to see the number of new apprenticeships in Mid Dorset and North Poole increase the number of apprentices to 5,000 by the end of the next Parliament.
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