Thursday, 6 June 2013

A visit to Stoke on Trent college

I was delighted to be able to speak at Stoke on Trent college this morning.
The college is home to 2500 16-18 year olds, but has a total of 15,000 students working in various areas, including learning in the work place.
I was priviledged to speak to a number of students about the role of an MEP and the wide variety of work that an MEP can undertake.
As an MEP who sits on the employment committee, it was great to meet students who are training in many different areas of employment. Youth employment is something we must tackle in this country.
The students were engaging and we had a good discussion about why some young people do not feel like they want to, or even should vote. It was refreshing to hear their views on politics today and their desire to learn more about politics.
I wish them well at the college in everything they are studying.