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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-06672: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 27 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what impact the proposed reduction in Skills Development Scotland’s budget will have on Caledonian MacBrayne’s modern apprentice programme for seafarer ratings.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 7 February 2017

The proposed Skills Development Scotland budget for 2017-18 includes an allocation for the delivery of the 2017-18 Modern Apprenticeship Programme in line with the Scottish Government's commitment to increase the number of Modern Apprenticeship starts to 30,000 by 2020. Funding for Modern Apprenticeships in seafarer ratings will still be available in 2017-18.