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Adult Learners Week 14-16 June

The week started with iPad Taster sessions at Premier Trade Frames on the 16th June.

This was arranged as a fun way of getting the workers used to using the newly opened learning centre and as a stepping stone into Adult Learning.

The sessions were held by the Workers Education Association (WEA) and was enjoyed by the learners who participated.

On the 17th June a multi-union (Community, UCATT, GMB, Unite and TUC) Open Day was held at Port Talbot Tata Steel.

Providers such as Neath Port Talbot College, Neath Port Talbot Lifelong Learning Centre, WEA, Barry Training and ACT Enhance were present to inform workers of learning opportunities.

There was a great turn out and many of the workers are taking the chance to have Welsh Union Learning Funding (WULF) sponsorship.

Many workers also signed up to the Essential Skills in the Workplace Programme (ESiW)

On the 19th June an essential skill fun day was arranged with the provider ACT Enhance to be held at Port Talbot Tata Steel.

Activities such as using piping and teamwork to get a ball into a target were used to express how essential skills are part of life.

All attendees enjoyed the activity. Many leaflets were handed out in the canteen to increase awareness of the ESiW programme amongst the Tata employees.

In the evening an Adult Learner of the Year Award ceremony took place at the Margam Park Orangery. A specific award for all the learners who have been sponsored by the WULF project was presented by Lisa Davies (Communitas WULF Project Officer).

The three finalist were Paul Evans, Rebecca Evans and David Owens. Rebecca Evans was selected as the winning candidate for the award and was presented with a glass plank showing her achievements. The runner ups were presented with certificates.

Union Learning Representatives; Martin Waters, Barrie Evans and John Mainwaring along with NEC member John Tetsil attended to show their continuing support for learning.

In summary; the week was enjoyed by many, worker’s awareness of the WULF project and ESiW Programme was increased, Union’s worked in partnership, many workers have signed up for courses and previous learner’s achievements have been celebrated.