Mentor scheme to help apprentices

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A NEW States scheme has been launched to help young Islanders build rewarding careers and halve a 40 per cent drop-out rate among apprentices.

Trackers, an Education initiative, will change the way apprentices are trained in Jersey and has been designed to provide over 120 apprenticeships over the next three years.

The programme, which used to be run by the Economic Development department, assigns each apprentice with a mentor who coaches them through the course and provides guidance and advice to the employer.

Speaking at the launch on Thursday night, the Education Minister said improving the apprenticeship system was crucial to the Island's economic future.

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