London Mayor Sadiq Khan recently launched his new Construction Academy in an effort to reduce the industry’s skills shortage across the capital.
The academy is made up of a group of construction skills providers in London who will work together with employers to increase the volume of skilled workers in the city. Ultimately, this will help to tackle the housing crisis that London is currently facing.
An academy ‘quality mark’ has been created and awarded to providers who have been recognised for their construction skills training provision. Havering College is pleased to receive the quality mark, which supports the high standard we deliver.
We are known for having excellent collaborations which are recognised by external agencies such as Ofsted, who have commended us for maintaining steady relationships with employers and local community stakeholders.
College Vice Principal Asfa Sohail expressed her delight at receiving the quality mark. She said:
The College has two Career Colleges in Construction and Engineering – these are supported by a number of employers and local authorities. We have an excellent track record in delivering high quality service to our learners, employers and local communities. Havering College is very excited about the next steps starting from a very strong base to continue to meet the needs of the construction industry.
The quality mark will allow Havering College to apply for investment from the London Economic Action Partnership later in the year which, if granted, will be used to develop state-of-the-art construction skills training facilities.
Well done to all at the College for their hard work and dedication in securing the Mayor’s Construction Academy quality mark.