Wallasey MP Angela Eagle has paid tribute to The Mossland School's commitment to training in the maritime and engineering industries.
Article from the Wirral Globe by Craig Manning
WALLASEY MP Angela Eagle has paid tribute to a Wirral school's commitment to training in the maritime and engineering industries.
During a visit to The Mosslands School in Wallasey, Ms Eagle met students who are benefiting from the school's drive to encourage them into these sectors.
The school signed a partnership with Mersey Maritime Group in November, giving pupils the chance to undertake training courses at the Group's Maritime and Engineering College in Birkenhead.
During the course, they learn a variety of skills and have the opportunity to train on hi-tech simulator equipment.
Ms Eagle said: "This is an innovative arrangement which demonstrates that vocational training is not second class, and is equipping pupils with real skills that they can take into the world of work.
"Everyone at The Mosslands School and Mersey Maritime Group should be congratulated on their dedication and commitment in achieving this partnership, which will bring many benefits to the school' pupils and the Wallasey and Wirral area as a whole."
Engineering students discussed with Ms Eagle the opportunities the school's engineering diploma is offering them, including placements at industry specialists such as Unilever and West Wirral Works City Learning Centre.
Headteacher Mark Rodaway said: "We really wanted to impress on our MP the value of a curriculum focused on meeting the needs of business and industry in the region.
"Ms Eagle was very supportive of what we are aiming to do at The Mosslands School and understood the need to create training and career opportunities for students, particularly in an area where there is high unemployment and a need for skilled young people.
"Our students were equally delighted to be able to discuss their views on their education with a Member of Parliament."