13 June 2018

  |  CBI London

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Deputy Mayor for Business outlines the Mayor's Skills for Londoners Strategy

The Mayor has launched London’s first ever Skills for Londoners Strategy, which will increase the supply, accessibility and quality of skills training on offer to Londoners, and ensure employers are centre-stage in defining our skills needs.

Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business Rajesh Agrawal, Deputy Mayor for Business

The Mayor has recently launched his Skills for Londoners Strategy. It focuses on post-16 education and skills support, and how London can take advantage of the £300m Adult Education Budget when it’s devolved to City Hall next year. He also announced his new Construction Academy, to help more Londoners get the skills they need to work in this booming sector.

When I talk to businesses in London, so often they highlight the challenges they face finding people with the skills they need. Sadiq is the first London Mayor to produce a skills strategy. Our aim is to increase the supply, accessibility and quality of skills training on offer to Londoners, ensuring employers are centre-stage in defining our skills needs.

The Mayor’s Construction Academy has been developed with the support of construction employers, industry experts and skills providers to close the gap between the need for more homes and the shortage of skilled construction workers. Rather than a single centre, the Academy is a network of construction skills providers across London which will work closely together and with construction employers.

By the Deputy Mayor of London for Business, Rajesh Agrawal ​@RajeshAgrawalUK

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