The youngsters keeping traditional trades alive

The youngsters keeping traditional trades alive
 

In 1999, the Labour government set out a pledge that half of all young people should go on to higher education - an aim that has almost been achieved. But what about those youngsters who do not want to go down the academic route? The BBC has met five who have become apprentices in some of Britain's oldest trades.
Leighann Perry, leatherworker "There are still companies making leather products?"
This is the response 22-year-old Leighann Perry encounters almost every time she says she works in the leather industry.
She developed an interest in the trade after working at Walsall's... read more

 
4 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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