Skills funding

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2016
Reference: 
2016/2195
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What challenge does the reduction of skills funding and the declining financial health of further education colleges pose for London?

Answer

Answer for Skills funding

Answer for Skills funding

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As the Further Education Commissioner highlighted in his letter to the sector last autumn, the need for high level professional and technical skills to improve productivity has never been higher.  Sustainability of the sector to fulfil this need will be vital, and the recommendations arising from the area review will be an important step in strengthening the sector's position.