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Cuts threaten to end training position for Oban teenager


AN OBAN builder has accused the Scottish Government of discrimination after it cut funding halfway through his son’s modern apprenticeship, threatening to end training for him and ‘30’ other students.

Ronald Gordon’s son Sean, 17, achieved his level 2 SVQ in furniture-making in Oban - a university town - and hoped to progress to a level 3 SVQ and HND. But Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has halved the funding to Sean’s trainer and assessor, making it harder for him to find work in future if he doesn’t pay thousands to finish his course.

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