BURNLEY: Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vincent Cable paid a visit to Burnley Center on special invitation of Advisor to Government on apprenticeship and Managing Director Burnley telematic, where he chaired a meeting of Business Forum.
Business Forum was constituted by Ijaz Hussain Shah keeping in view promoting the trends of apprenticeship and increasing the trend in Asian particularly Pakistani entrepreneurs.
The first meeting of the Forum was presided over by Vincent Cable, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and British Parliamentarian Gordon Birtwistle MP was also present in the meeting.
Vincent Cable praised the efforts of Ijaz Shah for the Business Forum and expressed hope the forum will work for uplift of community, its people particularly for better future of children.
He said the government is well aware of indefinite attitude of Pakistani community and business community towards apprenticeship and this is reason Ijaz Shah was given this responsibility so that community as well as government will take benefit of his experience.
The participants of the meeting were Gordon Birtwistle MP, Ilyas Khan form Food International, Imran Khan from Kohan-Road Pharmacy, Robert Brian from Brian Hair Dresser, Qalab Shah from BHP-UK, Raja Najabat from JKSDM, Nadeem Bokhari from Bokhari Solicitors, Qazi Shakeel ur Rehman Educationist, Imtiaz Kazmi from Devik Bar News, Shafqat Raheem from National Apprenticeship, Shabir Siddiqui Consultant, Ammad Hussain and people who are doing apprenticeship at center.
Talking on indefinite attitude of community towards apprenticeship, Advisor of the Government on apprenticeship Ijaz Shah said he is planning to give awareness of the apprenticeship to students and their parents from schools. This will help them to make mind of higher education of their children, he added.
He said this will also help the students to go for higher education and make their future bright. Before going on telematics apprenticeship students are being given training.
Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vincent Cable took a round of class rooms and talked to students on different topics.