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Apprenticeship Week Goes Virtual This Year

The Department for the Economy (DfE) has officially launched the second Apprenticeship Week taking place here from 26-30 April 2021.

Through a series of mostly virtual events, the annual week-long celebration aims to raise the profile of apprenticeships across the country by bringing together partners including local councils, employers, universities, further education colleges and private training providers. The week will demonstrate the benefits of becoming an apprentice, and showcase how apprenticeships can work to strengthen and grow businesses, communities and the wider economy.

MEGA (Manufacturing & Engineering Growth & Advancement) supported by Invest NI and Mid Ulster District Council, are running virtual activities throughout the week.

Mid Ulster’s MEGA Apprenticeship Social Media Take-Over, will see apprentices working in seven manufacturing and engineering businesses, that are part of the MEGA network, take charge of their social channels for the day to share a ‘Day in the Life’ of their apprenticeship. An online video of Sarah and Todd’s Mega Apprenticeship Adventure across Mid Ulster will also be shared to highlight apprenticeship opportunities available in the district.

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Cathal Mallaghan said:

This Apprenticeship Week businesses, Councils and education providers across the Country will highlight exactly what apprenticeships can offer our young people. A key action identified in the Mid Ulster Skills Action Plan (2018-2021) is increasing the quality and quantity of apprenticeships as a means of addressing the skills gap in local businesses. I encourage our young people to get involved in the virtual events organised as part of this year’s Apprenticeship Week, and to seriously consider an apprenticeship with one of our fantastic businesses right here in Mid Ulster.

For more information on virtual events taking place this Apprenticeship Week, please visit NI Direct.

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