Skills Academies (3)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Len Duvall OBE Len Duvall OBE Labour

How many skills academies are currently in place? Please provide a borough by borough breakdown of provision detailing how many places are available to students in each London borough and the City of London.

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Mayor’s Academies Programme (MAP) is designed to help address skills shortages in sectors key to London’s recovery (creative, digital, green, health, social care and hospitality) and support Londoners most affected by the pandemic into good work through a network of sector-focused hubs. The hubs are virtual partnerships made up of employers, training providers, public and third sector organisations which coordinate activity and signpost Londoners to training and employment opportunities.

The programme funds coordination activity, however hubs will measure the number of learners undertaking training provision across the delivery area defined by each hub. Londoners hoping to get involved can search the hubs by sector at The Mayor's Academies Hubs | London City Hall and follow links to the hub’s website.

In Q4 2021/22, 22 MAP hubs moved into grant and up to five additional hubs focussing on social care will be commissioned and launched in the autumn.