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Lifelong learners celebrated at awards

This morning (Tuesday 18th June), Sheffield Town Hall celebrated the 2024 edition of the Lifelong Learning and Skills Awards.

Hosted by Sheffield City Council’s Lifelong Learning and Skills Service alongside partner organisations, it is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of all learners and to encourage them to embrace their future progression into further/higher education, volunteering and/or employment, or simply an enhanced life change that helps them achieve their personal goals.

Lifelong Learning and Skills also help adult learners prepare for their chosen career with traineeship and apprenticeship programmes. Across Sheaf Training Centre, Family Adult and Community Education and Apprenticeships they have worked with 3,000 learners during 2023/24, 60 of whom were nominated for awards this year.

All staff and subcontracted partners are asked to nominate a learner or a group of learners for one of 10 awards. A panel then decides on the winners in 10 categories such as Outstanding Individual Learner, Apprentice of the Year Award and Supportive Employer Award.

Richard Smith, Sheffield City Council’s Head of Lifelong Learning and Skills, said:

“We’re really delighted that we can recognise all of their achievements and celebrate that today.”