Growth Deal (1)

MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In July you announced the Growth Deal in which you intend to spend £2 million of funding for a programme to help raise digital skills among young people in London. Can you provide me with the details of this scheme, such as when it will start, how you will raise digital skills among young people in London, and whether you will target any young people in particular?


Answer for Growth Deal (1)

Answer for Growth Deal (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The planned Digital Skills Programme includes a range of interventions to improve education and training in digital skills for young people, such as:

       support for Careers Co-ordinators in schools to increase awareness of industry demand;

       addressing gaps in the provision and take up of coding initiatives and those targeted at underrepresented groups (particularly BAME and women);

       reviewing the relevance of FE provision; and

       a kit fund bidding round to improve access to relevant equipment.

The programme will commence in Spring 2015.