Construction skills in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4004
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In August, you announced that £2 million funding has been committed to a new programme that will address an increasing shortage of construction skills in the capital by providing training and work placements. Will you ensure that this will include London's young unemployed, providing young people with lasting skills in the construction industry, and if so, how will you do this?

Answer

Answer for Construction skills in London

Answer for Construction skills in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The CITB / LEP joint investment will, among other targets, support 100 NEET young Londoners into a shared work-placement scheme.  The scheme will enhance individuals’ employability skills as well as provide real life experience of different aspects of construction work and roles within the sector to enable informed choices of career progression.