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Awards for community learners

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Published: 28/05/2013

Hosted by South Gloucestershire Council in conjunction with other learning organisations, the annual event celebrates participation as well as achievement by individuals aged 19 and over who have taken a range of community learning courses during the past year. More than 1,500 people attended courses provided by South Gloucestershire Council’s Community Learning team to help boost confidence, gain computer skills and learn vital job seeking skills.

Ave Edwards, from Iron Acton, was awarded Learner of the Year. She was nominated by the council following a 100 per cent attendance record on several courses including English and maths.

Her tutor Carolyn Woodford said: “Ave is hardworking and always gives her best each session and has maintained a positive attitude throughout. Ave has developed a ‘can do’ attitude as a result of attending these courses.”

Cllr Ian Boulton, now Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council, presented the awards during one of his last engagements as Vice-Chairman. He said: “Congratulations to all of our community learners on their achievements. Residents come back to learning for a variety of reasons but they usually share a common goal of wanting to improve their skills, succeed in the workplace and participate fully in family and community life.”

The awards ceremony was held on Tuesday 21 May.

If you would like further information about community learning courses call 01454 864613.

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