Learners Week proves popular

King Street Bridlington'Adult Learners Stall with the Wheels to Work program'PA1120-21'Sue McGill (ERYC adult education)Marie Lyons (christ church learning department), Lisa Fearnley and Ruth Moffatt (ERYC Skills team with wheel to work project)
King Street Bridlington'Adult Learners Stall with the Wheels to Work program'PA1120-21'Sue McGill (ERYC adult education)Marie Lyons (christ church learning department), Lisa Fearnley and Ruth Moffatt (ERYC Skills team with wheel to work project)

A HOST of educational activities took place in Bridlington during Adult Learners Week.

Learning organisations from across the town worked together to provide classes in everything from jewellery-making, to cookery and CV writing.

Adults were encouraged to try something new, or brush up on an existing skill, whilst the unemployed were given advice about getting into the job market through schemes such as East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Wheels to Work project which provides young adults with mopeds to get themselves to work or college.

Ruth Moffat of the council’s employment and skills team, said: “From our point of view, the whole week went well and when we took the Wheels to Work scheme to the town centre it proved popular and we had five applications from people wanting to get involved.”

Dave Crawford of the Community Resource Centre on Victoria Road said that activities at the centre had proved a success.

“We had quite a few young adults looking for careers advice and I think things like this are especially important with the current job market,” he said.

Activities throughout the week included an interview training workshop at the Training Centre on Enterprise Way, basic computer skills, literacy and numeracy at Bridlington Community Resource Centre, short courses with crèche facilities at Bridlington Children’s Centre and jewellery making at Bridlington School.

Liz Philpot, Renaissance Project manager, said that the week was a good example of different partners working together.

“Everybody was really pleased with the response,” she said.

“We think those who did go along to the various sessions really got a lot out of it.

“The partners all worked together to make sure that a full range of courses were on display and this resulted in people signing up for courses at the Adult Learning Centre at Bridlington Library, which is a really positive outcome.”

Adult Learners week runs every year in Bridlington during May but it is thought that last week’s was the busiest yet with a wider range of centres working together to provide a full programme of events.