Welsh Conservatives have announced plans to deliver 150,000 new apprenticeships in the next Senedd.
With the pandemic now over, Wales' economic recovery will now take centre stage, and in the next Parliament we expect to train up 150,000 more highly skilled apprentices.
We will require significant numbers of new Welsh apprentices for our big new infrastructure projects – new hospitals, new roads and metro projects - and we want these to be built with pride by a new generation of Welsh workers.
Welsh Conservatives have committed to fully utilise further education to lead and create apprenticeships from all Welsh Government funded major infrastructure projects.
Announcing the proposals, Welsh Conservative economy spokesman, Russell George said:
"With the pandemic now over, Wales' economic recovery will now take centre stage, and over the past 22 years Labour have shown they're not up to the job.
"Welsh Conservatives will require significant numbers of new apprentices for our big new infrastructure projects – new hospitals, new roads and other major transport projects - and we want these to be built with pride by a new generation of Welsh workers.
"Whatever age you are, nothing is more Conservative than working hard to improve your lot – and nothing is more important for the Welsh Conservatives than supporting people in those efforts.
"There is a big job of work to do to level up the skills of our entire nation - not just to improve Wales' productivity but to enable people to fulfil their potential.
"Our plans for education and skills will mean more children will leave school better equipped for working life and have the opportunity to access a high quality apprenticeship.
"Labour have admitted they don't know what they're doing on the economy, and as we move out of the pandemic, only the Welsh Conservatives have a plan to build a better Wales with more jobs."