Further to a challenging application and assessment process, New City College has been announced as one of the providers to hold the new MCA quality mark, which identifies and recognises high-quality construction skills training provision in London.
The Mayor's Construction Academy (MCA) is an important element of the Skills for Londoners Strategy 2018, which has now been published.
The MCA follows through on the Mayor's pledge to "establish a construction academy scheme with the housebuilding industry, to close the gap between our ambitious housing targets and the need for more skilled construction workers in London.".
Group Curriculum Director for Construction and Motor Vehicle Jamie Purser said: "This is a very important accreditation for the college. Holding the quality mark is a great recognition of the up-to-date skills and high-quality provision across the faculty. It also leads to opportunities for funding to develop our strong construction skills delivery."
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan commented: "London is home to some of the most exciting and dynamic talent but there's no denying we face a shortage in construction skills and that this is hampering our ability to tackle London's housing crisis. I'm committed to building the workforce of the future - and a key part of this is recognising the best skills providers across the city and using them as exemplars from which others can learn."