Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, is celebrating the benefits of adult learning.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “It’s impossible to overstate the value of adult learning. Adult Learning Week celebrates the achievements of learners and providers, and inspires more people to discover how learning can positively change their lives.”
The Welsh Labour Government is committed to exploring how it can deliver a new Welsh right to Lifelong Learning. The Welsh Government’s reforms to student finance have already seen the Open University reporting an increase in applications of almost 50% and an increase of more than a third in the number of part-time undergraduates receiving student support.
Wales is the only country in Europe to deliver equivalent maintenance support in loans and grants across modes and levels of study.
Mrs Evans said: “Learning really does have the power to change people’s lives. Adult Learners Week is an opportunity to find out about the learning opportunities available. If you are looking to brush up on skills, gain confidence or get a degree there is an adult leaning opportunity for you.”
Adult Learners’ Week is an annual campaign coordinated by the Learning and Work Institute in partnership with Welsh Government. Each year over 10,000 adults in Wales participating in Adult Learners’ Week activities.
Adult Learners Week takes place between 17th and 23rd June. You can find out more here: https://adultlearnersweek.wales/en/