calls for council 'brownfield sites' to be used by building trainees
MP has called for local 'brownfield sites' to be used for building
projects to help train young people on the job.
Munt spoke about the importance of pushing traineeships and apprenticeships
during an event organised by the Centre for Economic and Social
Inclusion this week to discuss youth employment policies for the
next few years.
idea she proposed is making use of local council 'brownfield'
sites - often derelict and disused industrial or commercial areas
- for building projects specifically to train young people 'on
the job' in the construction industry.
said: "I've seen at first-hand the potential of going down
a route like this from the Red Brick Building project in Glastonbury
which is looking at giving lots of local young people the opportunity
to be on an exciting building project where they can learn so
much. There is every reason for us to be looking at doing the
same thing in other places."
about the event afterwards, Tessa said: "I felt this was
an essential session I absolutely had to be at because doing everything
we can to assist young people getting into jobs and training is
absolutely key at the moment."
will be feeding the outcomes to the Business Secretary Vince Cable
and taking them back to Lib Dem Party to be fed into the development
process for our 2015 Election Manifesto."