Edward Mountain MSP has met with in-work apprentices, Kirstie Paterson and Michelle Divers, at an Inverness care home as part of Scottish Apprentice Week 2018.
The Highlands and Islands MSP visited Isobel Fraser Home today to celebrate its commitment to offering in-work apprenticeship schemes.
The care home is run by an independent not-for-profit local charity and all funds raised go towards the care of residents.
Organised by Skills Development Scotland, Scottish Apprenticeship Week highlights the commitment of businesses that invest in the skills of their workforce and shows the success of apprentices who have chosen work-based learning to develop their careers.
The Scottish Conservative MSP said: “I was delighted to meet with Kirstie Paterson and Michelle Divers and to learn of their experiences as apprentices in social care.
“Apprenticeships offer a vital means of gaining skills and more must be done to encourage employers to offer work-based training qualifications.”