Week focuses on learning opportunities
■ Educators around the Pilbara celebrated Adult Learners’ Week earlier this month.
The theme for the week, held from September 1-8, was Unlocking Learning.
Pilbara Institute acting managing director Jan Edwards said the event was a timely reminder lear ning could be a lifelong activity.
“The local TAFE has a wide variety of courses available and is very flexible to a person’s work and lifestyle commitments,” she said.
Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said the theme addressed the common misconception learning and education ended with traditional schooling.
“Learning is a lifelong activity, as attested to by the growing number of adult learners expanding their skills, knowledge and interests on an ongoing basis,” she said.
“Whether you want to learn new skills, change careers, or address literacy and numeracy skills, access to education is vital to a socially inclusive, productive and innovative Australia, no matter what stage of life you are at.”
Every year, Adult Learners’ Week is celebrated with hundreds of events and activities designed to promote the benefits of learning — in the home, at work, and in the community.
Further details can be found at: adultlearnersweek.org/.