Nominations for NIACE’s 2015 Adult Learners’ Week Awards are now open.
Entries will be accepted until 5pm on Wednesday 17 December 2014.
David Hughes, Chief Executive of NIACE, said the event was a great opportunity to celebrate the outstanding learning achievements of adults, and the best time to showcase the enormous contribution adult learning makes to improving society and the economy.
"We want to hear the very best stories about adults of every background, age and stage who have used learning to transform their lives and the lives of their families, as well as the communities they live in and the places they work,” he said.
"Wherever and however people have gained new skills and discovered new things about themselves, their career and life opportunities and the world around them, we want to hear those stories. We also want to hear about the remarkable tutors, projects and employers that give people the right opportunities to learn what they want and need to get on in life.”
Adult Learners’ Week 2015 (13 – 19 June) will be preceded by a six-week Festival of Learning. The 2014 Festival comprised of over 4,000 events and was supported by colleges, universities, workplaces, museums and other high profile organisations and initiatives including Learning at Work Week, Museums at Night, the National Portrait Gallery, the Skills Show, Universities Week and VQ Day.