The following is the text of a press release issued by the Rt. Hon. David Jones M.P. on 25 April 2016.
MP PRAISES FINANCIAL EDUCATION
Westminster, 15 April 2016
Clwyd West MP, David Jones, last Friday (22 April, 2016) visited Eirias High School, Colwyn Bay, to see the work of sixth formers who are following the financial education course run by IFS University College.
The course will lead to a certificate in financial studies, and aims to provide young people with the skills necessary to be financially competent and self-sufficient in the modern world. Mr Jones spoke to the students and sat in on a lesson given by Mrs Nicky Butler.
David Jones said:
“The world offers increasingly important financial opportunities and challenges to young people and the IFS course aims to equip them with the skills they need.
“I was very impressed by the degree of financial awareness displayed by the young people and feel that the course will prove invaluable to them when they enter university, and afterwards throughout their adult lives.
“Eirias is to be commended for offering this important qualification to its students and I hope that other secondary schools in this area will soon be following suit.”