Anna Lo MLA said: “The Minister published a strategy on apprenticeships last year and has been working hard to ensure that the Northern Ireland workforce has the correct skills set to enable economic growth. He has sought to make apprenticeships the gold standard within our education and training sector.
“It is not only important that we attract companies to Northern Ireland, but that our employees have the skills and experience that they require.
“I am also pleased that he announced that 400 new higher level apprenticeships will be available from September 2015. This is real evidence of Alliance delivery in government.”