Macclesfield College has beaten its ‘Macclesfield Manifesto’ target to create 100 new apprenticeships in and around the town within the first 100 days of 2019.
Local MP David Rutley joined students and staff at the college to celebrate this impressive achievement.
In total, 104 placements have been initiated since 1st January.
Mr Rutley congratulated the college on its success and highlighted the positive difference that this important initiative has made to the lives of many local young people.
He said it helps to build on Macclesfield College’s proven track record of working collaboratively with employers to seek to address skills gaps locally and support economic growth and development in the area.
The new apprenticeships created cover a wide variety of sectors and skills, from construction and engineering, to management, and ICT.
The ‘Macclesfield Manifesto’ was aimed at local employers recruiting apprentices from all socio-economic backgrounds, to help ensure they gain invaluable, paid work experience while they learn and build vital skills and confidence at the same time.
There was more positive news recently for Macclesfield College, as it was announced that it has been rated as the overall best performing further education institution within Cheshire and Warrington.