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Girls in STEM (9)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Jennette Arnold Jennette Arnold Labour

How will the Adult Education Budget increase women Londoners’ skills and confidence in STEM?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I want to empower all Londoners to access the education and skills to participate in society and progress in education and work. My Skills for Londoners Innovation Fund is – amongst other things - supporting providers to deliver education and training focused on upskilling those groups—including young people, disabled adults, Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and women—disproportionately under-represented in London’s STEM industries. Through the Adult Education Budget, we are looking at other ways we can enable further education providers to support more women to access education and training in STEM subjects.

My Digital Talent Programme is also targeted at helping more young women and those from BAME groups get the skills, confidence and access to networks to work in the tech sector.