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Minister to be asked about work-based student initiatives

Enterprise Minister, Laurence Skelly MHK, will be quizzed on initiatives to attract new Manx graduates back to the Island this week.

Arbory, Castletown & Malew MHK, Jason Moorhouse, wants to know what action the Minister's department has considered to start work-based initiatives to entice Island graduates to return to Manx shores and get key workplace skills and experience?

Last year, the Isle of Man hosted it's first ever Graduate Fair, where students could meet potential employers to see what career opportunities are available locally.

A 2020 event was planned for April 17 with over 30 local organisations already signed up to showcase what they could offer - however this was called off due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Skelly has previously stated: "Encouraging our Manx educated students to return to the Island and fill vacancies is key to supporting the economy’s projected growth across a number of sectors, as they will be able to bring new skills and ways of thinking to our Island."

The query on the matter from Mr Moorhouse will be heard when the House of Keys meets for its latest sitting at Legislative Buildings in Douglas tomorrow.

The sessions is due to get underway from 10am.

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