Apprenticeships are the future – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Bob Swallow, Townhead Avenue, Settle.

Is Boris Johnson doing enough to support apprenticeships?

PETER Dickinson advocated apprenticeship schemes in his column (The Yorkshire Post, January 27). He mentioned his own upbringing during the 1960s when a university degree was beyond the dreams of most pupils.

Despite a grammar school education, I had no chance of going to university yet still managed to find my way in life successfully.

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He goes on to extol the virtues of an apprenticeship in industry or business with the possibility of the employer sponsoring a university course later in life without the dread of incurring fees of up to £40,000 to be repaid when starting work.

Does more need to be done to encourage young people to take up apprenticeships?

A great deal of common sense here.

From: Sheila Smith, Ennerdale Avenue, Dewsbury.

I AM sorry for children at the moment in the pandemic. But please stop and think. These children are not the only ones to suffer. During the Second World War, the children then suffered, and believe it or not, we survived. Give a thought to children called evacuees who were transported away from their families for months or years to somewhere strange many miles away.

Children are survivors – I know from living through a war.

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