We need Local Adult Creative Learning Centres in all the London Boroughs, that would be able to offer people of all ages a wide variety of Creative Skills courses with acknowledged certificates.
Education & Economy
Skills & jobs
London’s diverse economy and status as one of the most important global cities calls for a highly skilled workforce. We want all young Londoners to have access to the education and training they need to move into the world of work - and for businesses to find the skills they need to succeed.
There is a drive to encourage apprenticeships in the capital. Through on the job training like this many young people have developed the skills needed for the working world.
Do you think there are enough opportunities for young Londoners? How can we make sure the future workforce has the skills the capital needs?
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Do you see apprenticeships as an ideal option for those looking to get into a particular area of work?
Are they a viable alternative to further education and other routes?
In which areas do you think we should be encouraging more of them?
Back in January of this year I was made redundant at the age of 50 after 19 years with the same company. Despite some interviews, all of which have come from applying direct, I still find myself out of work.
Whilst volunteers are kind hearted and probably thinking that they are doing the world of good, its not always the case. London is a diverse community with immigrants from around the globe. Too often we must hear that immigrants are taking jobs that could be available to British born workers.
The 2014 City Hall Culture Strategy outlines plans to maintain London's position as one of the world's leading cities for culture and creative industr
Despite falling unemployment in the capital. Londoners are not confident about their job prospects. Only 42% (in our London Survey, 2014) think they could find a similar job quickly if they lost their current role.
What skills and subjects should be made available to young people to help make them ready for the future jobs market?
Today the London Assembly Economy Committee sent a letter to the Mayor encouraging him to promote good quality internships in London. In particular they want to see all internships become paid opportunities so that they're accessible for Londoners from all backgrounds.
I am white, over 55 sadley, now single and have just been made redundant. Why are all public services geared for people not like me. I am out of range for re traing course both age and qualification wise, There appears to be no help in setting up my own business which is what i am advised to do.
We all speak of confidence as something essential to life quality but few people really know what it is. Confidence is also hard to quantify, and equally hard to describe in detail, but it is real enough.
Is there a reason why unemployed graduates (recently graduated in the last 3 years), who are over 24 years of age are not been offered employment apprenticeship like the young unemployed 16 - 24 years old?
the london riots happend becasuse of the lack of jobs , also people with a criminal records have nothing to lose oppertunatis , people with criminal records hang around jobless around the local essates , they portay their thinking and up bringing to the younger kids , ( rob this or sell that the
More apprenticeships, work placements hands on in different fields of work required
I will give example of the catering industry, so many young people from deprived families have never had an opportunity to learn the etiquette eg seating a dining table eating and serving manners