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Newham College is proud to be awarded the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) Quality Mark.

Newham College supports the Mayor’s pledge with the housebuilding industry to close the gap between London’s ambitious housing targets and the city’s need for more skilled construction workers.

The Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) for London was created to ensure that training providers and employers are working together as effectively as possible to design and deliver approaches to training which meet the needs of employers and learners.

The college has been awarded the MCA Quality Mark by demonstrating its work with employers who are providing employment, apprenticeship and work experience opportunities. The college has a proven track record of engagement with construction companies and evidence of the responsiveness of training programmes to employers’ needs. Evidence was provided to demonstrate positive learner journeys and destinations.

The development and delivery of the MCA have been shaped by senior stakeholders representing the construction industry, skills providers, and local government, overseen by the Mayor’s Homes for Londoners and Skills for Londoner’s boards.

In addition, the MCA programme aims to:

  • Improve the supply of skilled construction workers required by the sector and thereby create more opportunities for Londoners to benefit from the available work opportunities in the construction industry
  • Scale-up and extend what initiatives are already working well across the capital to train Londoners in the skills they need to enter into and progress in careers in the construction sector
  • Intensify local engagement, particularly between SMEs and construction skills training providers; and,
  • Support the development of training provision for the construction of precision-manufactured housing in London.

Paul Stephen, Principal, and Chief Executive at Newham College said:

“Newham College is delighted to be awarded by the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) Quality Mark. We’re excited to see the talent coming out of Newham College to support the Mayor’s pledge and help close the gap on London’s housing targets in the coming years.”

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