Sadiq Khan visits King's Cross campus
London Mayor Sadiq Khan visited CNWL's construction skills centre at King's Cross this week to launch new GLA training initiatives
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan,
visited CNWL's King's Cross Construction Skills Centre today (Weds 6 June) to meet students and launch new training initiatives.
The venue was chosen to unveil the Greater London Authority's new Skills and Adult Education Strategy, alongside a new quality mark for construction training, and increased provision for careers coaching for young people.
While on the visit, the Mayor met staff and students from the College. He received a quick lesson in carpentry from student Shona Noel, before going on to address an audience of and professionals from the education and construction sector on the new schemes.
One of the key announcements was the unveiling of a new Construction Academy Quality Mark. The College of North West London was named as one of 20 colleges and training providers being awarded this recognition.
CNWL Principal Stephen Davis said: "As one of the region's leading colleges in the construction sector, we were pleased to offer the Mayor the chance to see for himself some of the great practical facilities and training we offer. We'll be working with new training plan announced today to give more young people and adults the chance to benefit from the life-changing opportunities we provide, not just in the construction sector but in many other key sectors for the London economy."
You can read detail of the policy announcements made at the visit on the GLA website here
Top right: tutor John Reid (blue hat) and student Shona Noel (red top) explain techniques to Sadiq Khan
Below: The Mayor learning cutting and joining skills with students Naswan Said (dark blue top) and Shereen Widdowson (light blue top)