Glenrothes and Central Fife MP, Peter Grant, met with local youngster Joe Pirrie to discuss his Foundation Apprenticeship.
Joe, who is head boy at Glenrothes High School, featured in a story for his Foundation Apprenticeship in Children and Young People.
Joe has almost completed his Foundation Apprenticeship and has been offered a conditional Modern Apprenticeship at Little Einsteins Nursery in Kirkcaldy, where he is currently doing his Foundation Apprenticeship.
Mr Grant hailed this programme as “impressive” and said: “It was terrific to meet Joe and hear what a difference the Foundation Apprenticeship has made to him. He’s also becoming something of a role model for other boys and young men who are thinking about a career in what has traditionally been an almost exclusively female sector. At a time when we are in the process of doubling the early years education entitlement, it is absolutely right that we do more to encourage young men to choose childcare as a career.
“We cannot continue to have 50 per cent of the population ignore this as a viable and rewarding career choice just because of their gender.
“Joe is a great ambassador for Glenrothes High School. It was a pleasure to meet him.”