AWARD-winning apprentices were urged to “never stop learning” at a prize giving ceremony.
Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman made the plea when he presented awards at the Kirkdale Industrial Training Services apprentice prize presentation held at the Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield.
Award were presented to 80 top achievers on KITS’ engineering and motor vehicle apprenticeship programmes. Guests also saw a display of apprentices’ work.
David Moorhouse of air conditioning equipment firm TEV Ltd in Brighouse was named KITS Apprentice of the Year for his high level of work and dedication.
Mr Sheerman said: “I am proud of Huddersfield and proud of its history, a history which has been built on the strength of individual skills.
“We need to drive up these skills and the apprenticeship programme delivered by KITS is a fantastic qualification.”
Alan Jagger, chairman of Brighouse-based KITS, also pointed to the long-established relationships with local employers which ensured the sort of effective training being demanded by educationalists concerned about post school learning in the UK.