First published February 6 2012
On Friday 3rd Feb George Freeman MP welcomed the beginning of National Apprenticeship Week (6-10 Feb 2012) during Business Questions in the House, congratulating businesses across the country who are joining the campaign to deliver 100,000 more apprentices by 2014.
There was also an opportunity to highlight the work of The Norfolk Way, our project that George founded in 2007.
Great to get some support for The Norfolk Way in London and a big well done to all the team!
George Freeman (Mid Norfolk) (Con): May I, on the eve of national apprenticeship week, congratulate the Minister and the Government on the steps they are taking to increase the number of apprenticeships? I invite him to support the Norfolk Way project, which is giving youngsters work experience and entrepreneurial mentoring. I also invite him to agree with the wonderful words of Galileo Galilei, “We cannot teach people things; we can only help them discover it within themselves.”
Mr Hayes: John Clare, who is greatly admired by my hon. Friend, said:
“The best way to avoid doing a bad action is by doing a good one”.
Of course, he ended his life near Norfolk. My hon. Friend understated his own involvement in the project that he mentioned; he launched it, but he was too modest to say so. It says here that the project is “determined to nurture the ambition of enterprising young people and to encourage a can-do attitude.” I cannot do better than that.