'Green' Skills and Training

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3453
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Are you doing any work with London's further education institutions to encourage them to offer skills and training in 'green' industries? If so, what?

Answer

Answer for 'Green' Skills and Training

Answer for 'Green' Skills and Training

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Low Carbon Skills Programme currently being delivered by the LDA so far comprises four distinct elements - the Retrofit Employer Accord Pilot (Retrofit Academy), Low Carbon Skills for London research, International Benchmarking research and the creation of a Low Carbon Skills Forum for London. Many of the LDA's existing programmes have a 'green' element already, and the LDA is also looking at what more could be done in these areas.

The Forum will analyse labour market information from both the research and the pilot activity and use it to influence and improve both the supply of 'green skills' and the demand for them in London. The Association of Colleges has been invited to represent the Further Education sector on the Forum and through this, the LDA aims to inform and influence the provision for green skills and training in London.

The work of the Low Carbon Skills Forum will also be closely aligned to that of the LSEB and will inform a wider strategy for the sector in London. Further information on this programme is being developed and will be replaced in due course.