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National Skills Academy

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether there will be a national skills academy in one of the five Olympic boroughs; and if he will make a statement. (103568)

The National Skills Academy for Construction is due to open its doors later this year following a launch on 27 November at its first site to open—201 Bishopsgate and Broadgate, near Liverpool street, London. The National Skills Academy for Construction will have many sites, one of which will be in Greenwich. Other academies launching this autumn are in manufacturing and in financial services.

All national skills academies will operate on a national basis and in provide employers with hands on involvement in design and delivery of skills training, and a real say over strategy, standards and management.