THE future is certainly starting to look brighter for Huddersfield’s engineering apprentices now that more than 100 firms have joined a scheme to take on the youngsters from Kirklees College.
Youth unemployment has reached a worryingly high rate and it’s getting increasingly hard for our young people to find work of any kind.
But this innovative scheme not only gives them hope but also the prospect of proper, meaningful jobs at the end of their studies.
It also shows the importance of working hard at school and achieving decent grades for without them the youngsters won’t get the chance these firms will give them.
And with many of the companies from Huddersfield’s traditional engineering industries then it’s also keeping the town’s cultural heritage very much alive.
Good news after a week which has seen Huddersfield cast in such a positive light on national TV.