Politically Speaking by Mark Eastwood MP: Apprenticeships and Skills Fair a big success
I was delighted to complete my skydive last month successfully.
The thought of jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft in the build-up was much worse than the skydive itself.
However, it turned out to be one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life, and I am so glad I did it.
Alongside my skydive, I hosted two events for The Kirkwood, in Ravensthorpe and Kirkburton.
These helped raise awareness of The Kirkwood’s fantastic work in providing end-of-life care to local people across Kirklees.
In total, those events and skydive raised over £4,000 for the hospice, and I would like to thank everyone for their kind donations to such a fantastic cause.
Last month, I hosted my first Apprenticeships and Skills Fair with Kirklees College at the Pioneer House Higher Skills Centre.
I would like to thank the college for jointly hosting the event and the wide range of employers who joined us to exhibit. It was a huge success!
On the day, it was a pleasure to meet and greet several local schools and their pupils, including the general public, who attended.
I look forward to hosting more events like this in the future.
If you would like to view current apprenticeship vacancies, please visit: https://www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk/apprenticeship-vacancies.
With Parliament on recess, it was good to attend a promising meeting with business leaders and Sir Roger Marsh OBE, chairman of Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, at a round table event.
We discussed supporting local engineering-based manufacturing, which plays a vital role in our local and wider UK economy by driving innovation, exports, job creation, and productivity growth.
Next week, I have another busy schedule, as I will be taking part in the Police Parliamentary Scheme, which I am looking forward to as it will give me a real first-hand insight into the work our local police undertake.
I am also meeting Yorkshire Water to address anti-social behaviour issues at and near Whitley Reservoir.
Meanwhile next Friday, I will be joining the Yorkshire Ambulance Service at Manor Croft Academy to support Restart a Heart Day.
Did you know a cardiac arrest patient’s chance of survival dramatically increases if CPR can begin before the ambulance service arrives on the
We must raise awareness of the value of learning CPR.
Finally, I would like to invite readers to visit my website http://www.markeastwood.org.uk to take part in my quick online recovery plan survey to help secure our local recovery in Dewsbury and Mirfield.
Thank you for reading. As always, the team and I are here to help.
Please feel free to contact me via email: [email protected] or telephone my office 01924 939007.