‘Welsh Labour have vowed to create up to 100,000 apprenticeships if they triumph in May’s Assembly election.
Speaking ahead of a trip to Airbus’ wing-making plant in Broughton, Flintshire, First Minister Carwyn Jones said Wales succeeds when the economy is strong and this depends on a “quality, skilled workforce”.
Mr Jones insisted Welsh Labour has a strong record on creating apprenticeships to support growth in the economy.
He maintains thousands of apprenticeships have been created right across Wales, helping people to find work and businesses to expand.
Last month unemployment fell to 5.5% in Wales – the lowest figure for nine years. Both the UK Tory Government and the Welsh Labour administration tried to claim credit.
But the figures, for the three months to the end of November, did not include steel industry redundancies announced at Tata in Port Talbot and Llanwern in January.’ – Wales Online
‘Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew RT Davies AM, described the pledge as "fantasy economics".
"The Welsh economy needs new ideas, not old Labour, and the reality is that 17 years of Labour policies have seen Wales stagnate - with Welsh workers enduring the lowest take home pay in the UK."
Last month, Plaid Cymru said it would create 50,000 placements.’ - BBC