Mayor’s Construction Academies

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6258
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you provide an update on the progress of your Construction Academies in London?

Answer

Mayor’s Construction Academies

Mayor’s Construction Academies

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Twenty-one skills providers across London have been awarded the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) quality mark to reflect the high standard of their construction training. The quality mark list will be re-opened for new applicants in summer 2019.

Seven MCA ‘hubs’ have been approved to receive just under £1.3 million revenue funding, to strengthen coordination between construction skills training providers and construction sector employers. A further £2 million, secured from the Business Rates Retention Pilot, will be made available to support a greater number of outputs and outcomes.

In regards to funding, £7.2 million of capital funding has been ring-fenced, as part of Skills for Londoners Capital Fund Round 2, for MCA projects. Applications for capital funding have been received and are currently under review by LEAP - the Local Enterprise Partnership for London. An announcement of successful applications is expected in April 2019.