In response to the National Assembly's Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee report Apprenticeships in Wales published today (14 February 2018), the Welsh Language Commissioner, Meri Huws, said:
“I welcome the report. The Committee
makes specific recommendations with regard to the Welsh language, which
correspond to concerns raised in a briefing note I published on the subject last November.
"The report calls on the Welsh
Government to act urgently to ensure that there is a sufficient number of Welsh
speaking trainers, and to set a target for the number of Welsh-medium
apprenticeships. It also mentions another concern that we raised,
regarding the lack of data that is available.
"I believe that this is a positive
step to broaden the use of the Welsh language in the work-based learning
sector, and to develop a skilled bi-lingual workforce in Wales.”