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Your invitation to join Adult Learners’ Week 2021

Published : 06/09/21 | Categories: Volunteering |

Adult Learners’ Week plays a major role in promoting opportunities for individuals to learn new skills, find resources to support health and wellbeing, start new hobbies or to open conversations about retraining and making a fresh start.

The Adult Learners’ Week platform has been developed to host information, courses, and special events to connect people to partners and stakeholders across Wales and beyond.

Last year, they hosted over 500 online courses from a wide range of organisations including The Open University, BT, Harding Evans Solicitors, the National Museum Wales, Sport Wales, Head 4 Arts and Swansea Lifelong Learning Service. Working in partnership with the Welsh Government, they successfully launched the platform as part of a multi-media campaign to promote adult learning at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch this video to find out more.

This year, as part of the Adult Learners’ Week campaign they are planning for a mix of online, live and in-person events and courses, taster sessions, open days, and outreach events, that will be promoted to people across Wales throughout August and September.

To make 2021 even more successful, they need your support!

They need you to be part of Adult Learners’ Week and use the platform to promote your courses, open events, online tasters and learning resources to help engage and inspire people to learn something new in way that suits them.

They are looking for partners to deliver live taster classes and special events for Adult Learners’ Week and they’ll promote any courses and resources that are available and listed on the site from August through to September.

Learning and Work Institute is continuing its partnership with the Welsh Government to build a network of campaign partners and to support this year’s multi-media campaign with awareness raising, promotion and advertising across press, radio, social and digital media. Help them spread the word to get as many partners as possible on board – you can use these social media assets to promote this invitation to your networks.

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the lives of many in our communities and has reinforced many inequalities. We need to enable many more people across Wales to engage with lifelong learning. Developing new skills provides a vital stepping-stone to improving life chances, choices, and opportunity.

Click here to see the events already accessible on the platform.

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