The Welsh Government has announced they will be investing more than £15 million in higher quality apprenticeships.
The policy wants to get more apprentices into higher level training, which will be equivalent to a degree.
It will cater for all ages but focus on increasing the number of 16-19 year olds in apprenticeships.
The Welsh Government says higher level training will benefit both apprentices and the economy.
They say they’re hoping the extra funding will focus on shortages in construction, IT and engineering.
One third of apprenticeships in Wales are currently in health and social care.
The Welsh Government say they are hoping to have more than 100,000 new apprentices by 2021.
Cardiff and Vale College take on more than 2,000 apprentices every year and offer apprenticeships to 326 organisations across South Wales.
Andrew Whitcombe is the Dean of Work Based Learning at Cardiff and Vale College. He says “The injection of 15 million is more than welcome.
“It enables us to engage more employers and more young people to deliver apprenticeship programmes.”
He says “The drive towards the higher skill frameworks that the Welsh Government is trying to achieve… is good news for colleges, for the other providers and for the economy.”
The Welsh Government will increase the investment in April.