The Mayor of London has published the Skills for Londoners: A Skills and Adult Education Strategy.
It is the first dedicated post-16 skills and adult education strategy produced by a London Mayor and sets out London’s skills challenges, along with priorities and actions required. Key points include:
- The Mayor will seek to utilise the remaining European Social Fund allocation in London and lobby to ensure it gets a fair funding settlement in the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
- City Hall will scope and establish new pilot programmes to promote and facilitate the use of levy funds to improve progression, increase social mobility and raise the productivity.
- The Mayor will seek to address the under-representation of women and BAME Londoners through programmes such as the Mayor’s Construction Academy and Digital Talent programme.
- The Mayor will continue to support investment in infrastructure and facilities in further education through the Skills for Londoners Capital Fund.
- The Mayor will create a London Skills and Employment Knowledge Hub, an online platform, which will gather, publish and present relevant employment and data at regional and sub-regional level.
- Alongside this strategy, the Mayor is publishing the Skills for Londoners Framework, which sets out funding priorities for the AEB in London as well detailed proposals for overcoming barriers to participation and achievement in adult education.
Read the full strategy HERE