See below a consultation opportunity from Lizzie Mahoney, Project and Policy Officer, Equality and Fairness team.
“I’m writing to let you know about the Greater London Authority’s new roadmap for adult education, which will set the direction for adult learning in the capital. This summer there is an opportunity to take part in the formal consultation on the roadmap to share your views on skills and training in London – for more information please read on:
Have your say – the future of employment and skills in London
London is facing a historically high unemployment rate at a time of great uncertainty, with communities across the capital devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. In his manifesto the Mayor committed to making jobs, jobs, jobs his top priority; helping Londoners to get the right skills to find employment has never been more important. As well as helping people to get the job they want, learning at any age gives people confidence, helps them be more active in their communities and lets them lead happier and healthier lives. London is a city of learning and for over 100 years colleges, councils, learning providers, and voluntary/community organizations have helped millions of people to learn, gain new skills and fulfil their potential.
At this critical time in London’s history, we want to hear directly from Londoners.
We are inviting all organizations who work directly with Londoners to host a ‘Community Conversation’ to gather Londoners’ views. We are offering Consultation Access Grants of up to £500 for organizations that need support to do this; the deadline to apply for a grant is Sunday 4th July 2021. Your organization can also submit its own response to the consultation through a different link for organizations. The deadline to host a Community Conversation or respond to the consultation is Sunday 8th August 2021.
The consultation feedback will help shape future employment and skills priorities, especially the draft Adult Education Roadmap for London, which sets out a long-term vision for adult learning in the capital. Adult learning includes all types of classes, courses, training opportunities, and qualifications for those aged 19+, and is important to help Londoners get the skills they need for jobs and to live happier healthier lives.”