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Apprenticeships (Financial and Other Assistance)
Scottish Executive Question Time — General Questions
David Stewart (Labour)
Does the minister share my view that skills development through modern apprenticeships is a vital tool for industry and commerce? When Rok went into administration last year, 35 young people who were employed in the Highlands and Islands lost their jobs and their apprenticeships. Does the minister support my call for an apprenticeship summit to be held in Inverness next month? Would she or her officials attend that? If not, will she agree to meet me in Parliament to discuss the problem in more detail?