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Jeff Cuthbert, Deputy Minister for Skills, recently visited the College to meet WorldSkills engineering champions and tour the College’s 40 million estate and facilities that support over 8,000 learners.
When the Senedd recently considered Estyn’s annual review, the Minister for Education and Skills, Leighton Andrews referred to the citation of Pembrokeshire College for its ‘good practice’ for training and education in the engineering sector.
The Deputy Minister met members of staff and was encouraged by their enthusiasm for many of the governments various training initiatives which are designed to help the unemployed find employment. One such initiative is Jobs Growth Wales, which will to create 4,000 new job opportunities a year across Wales for unemployed young people aged 16-24.
CEM and Murco apprentices took some time to present their award-winning apparatus to the minister – an engineering solution to a storage problem, which was set by the Murco contact engineer. At the EESW (Engineering Educations Scheme Wales) awards day the student's project was commended for its application to safety, use of IT and protection of the environment.
Deputy Minister Jeff Cuthbert has an appreciation of engineering as he was an engineer before entering politics. He said: “I was very impressed by the new facilities which play an important role in training and delivering some of our apprenticeship schemes. Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications play an important role in delivering the skilled workforce our economy needs to grow.”