First ever Asian Apprenticeship Awards launched

asian-apprenticeship-awardsAsian apprentices from all over the country will get the chance to have their achievements recognised with the launch of the first ever Asian Apprenticeship Awards.

Taking place at the Holiday Inn Hotel, Birmingham on 10 November 2016, the event is the first of its kind to highlight the work of Asian apprentices and employers, and aims to address the under-representation of Asian trainees and businesses in the learning sector.

Figures from the Skills Funding Agency show that just 4.1 percent of apprentices are from the Asian community, although the government has announced plans to increase that to 20 percent by 2020 as part of ambitious plans to create 3 million new apprenticeships by the end of the decade.

Over 500 guest are expected at the awards – which are being supported by some of the key figures in the learning sector such as the AELP and WorldSkills UK – with 22 different category prizes up for grabs for apprentices and employers alike.

Safaraz Ali, one of the event organisers, said, ‘Traditionally, Asians going into further education take an academic route through colleges and universities. As a result, people are missing a great opportunity. However, we want to celebrate the very best of young Asian apprentices and those that employ them’. 

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