Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan's construction academy to receive £7.2m investment

Sadiq Khan has launched the second round of his Skills for Londoners capital fund.

The £82m fund – which is part of a total pot of £114m – was made available by the London Economic Action Partnership (LEAP).

Some £7.2m has been earmarked for the mayor of London’s construction academy – a network of high-quality construction skills providers across London working closely with construction employers – which was launched by the mayor in June.

“London has one of the world’s most vibrant and dynamic economies, but many Londoners are not able to share in the prosperity it brings,” said Khan.

“As mayor, I’m determined to tackle these challenges head on.

“I firmly believe Londoners should have the skills to succeed in a fair, inclusive society and thriving economy. 

“This funding will ensure the capital’s skills and education sector has the top-quality facilities needed to train thousands more Londoners and help them into work – and that London’s businesses can access the talent they need.”

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