Friday, 9 March 2012

What have the Lib Dems achieved in government - part 4

Ask people what matters most in Cornwall at the moment and it is likely that jobs will be at the top of the list. Indeed, the Lib Dems won the recent by-election in Bodmin on the basis of concerns over youth unemployment.

That is why a commitment to apprenticeships matters. Since the Lib Dems joined the government the number of apprenticeships has grown dramatically.

Locally, Lib Dems believe that jobs and skills are vital too. At the lest council meeting I asked about the number of apprenticeships created by the council. The answer - 12. Cornwall Council is saying the right things when it comes to apprenticeships, but the truth is that the authority is not living up to those words. We're demanding much better action to ensure that young people in Cornwall can look forward to a positive future without feeling they have to move away to achieve.

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