Solar Skills London (2)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 22nd November 2022.

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Photo of Leonie Cooper Leonie Cooper Labour

How are you working with the Further Education sector to help tool up London with solar installation and maintenance skills?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I am working to deliver my Solar Action Plan and building the London solar supply chain is a crucial part of this. I am working with South Thames Colleges Group through my Solar Skills London programme, training Londoners in boot camps giving people the skills needed to join and expand the solar supply chain. These sessions will lead to apprenticeships for people in the solar sector.

This is complemented by wider work through my Solar Skills London programme and has been awarded around £130,000 This programme helps Londoners find out about the opportunities for good quality, highly-skilled green jobs in the solar sector. The Solar Skills Careers Hub offers advice on careers in solar and can help people identify what pathways there are, including Further Education courses.