The Executive Summary of 'Skills for Londoners' provides a succinct description of the document's purpose.
"Skills for Londoners (SfL) is the first dedicated post-16 skills and education strategy produced by a London Mayor. It sets out the skills challenges London faces, along with the priorities and actions required to make the London skills system the envy of the world, and achieve the Mayor's vision for:
"A city for all Londoners - making sure Londoners, employers and businesses get the skills they need to succeed in a fair, inclusive society and thriving economy."
AELP CEO Mark Dawe commented, "AELP and AELP London are greatly encouraged by the consultative approach that the Mayor and his team have taken in drawing this new strategy together and the strong analysis of the capital’s skills needs reflects this. Boosting digital skills is one priority where providers are ready to play a full part.
"The Mayor’s view that a more strategic approach to commissioning the adult skills budget is required and making it more outcome-based will generate better results for London’s economy and communities. As we have said to others, AELP believes that it’s far too soon to start using the apprenticeship levy for wider skills training provision but our members in London are ready to work with the GLA to make sure every penny of it is spent either with levy payers or with the thousands of SMEs spread across the boroughs."