4 April 2018

The Mayor’s Construction Academy Programme has launched

The Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) programme has now launched following the Mayor’s pledge in his manifesto to establish a construction academy scheme with the housebuilding industry to close the gap between the housing targets and the need for more skilled workers.

The programme has been set up to help more Londoners train in the skills they need to access construction-sector vacancies on the capital’s housing construction sites.

It will do this by making the following opportunities available to interested construction skills providers, employers, developers and London boroughs:

  • An MCA quality mark to identify and recognise high-quality construction skills training provision in London
  • Revenue funding to create MCA hub leads to strengthen the relationships, and improve coordination, between construction skills training providers and construction sector employers in London
  • Capital funding for equipment and facilities to support the delivery of high-quality construction provision in London.

Questions in relation to the MCA Quality Mark prospectus, can be submitted via email and the deadline to submit a question is midday, Friday 20 April 2018. All questions and answers will be published on a weekly basis on the website, where more information can also be found.