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Mayor launches £44m skills boost for Londoners

Mayor launches £44m skills boost for Londoners

A new campaign launched this week will raise awareness of London’s skills offer, encouraging Londoners to take advantage of the thousands of adult learning courses available in the capital. This includes learning under the new Mayor’s Academies Programme, aiming to support Londoners into jobs in sectors key to London’s recovery including the digital, health, green, hospitality and the creative industries.

Today the Mayor visited Nexus Studios, an independent production and animation studio in Shoreditch, which supports and champions Londoners who are under-represented in the creative industries to get jobs.

Film London partner on a new Skills Academy with Capital City College Group, supported by Middlesex University and London Higher as part of the Mayor’s Academies Programme.

The Creative Academy Hub will be run by Westminster Kingsway College, which is part of Capital City College Group. The hub will work with employers to design education programmes that will give the industry the skilled people they need to help their businesses to grow and to safeguard the future of the sector.

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Jas Sondhi, Westminster Kingsway College Vice Principal

Input from industry will be crucial in shaping the direction of the Hub. Indeed, a number of leading industry names such as NBCUniversal and Pinewood Studios Group have already endorsed the bid. The Hub will work with creative industry employers across London, designing the programme of skills training and support with them, to ensure that it meets their needs now and in the future.

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