AS part of the national Festival of Learning campaign, Thurrock Council’s Thurrock Adult Community College (TACC) hosted a Celebration of Learning where College Principal, Jaki Bradley, welcomed learners to share their achievements and experiences with their peers, friends and family.
Individual learner awards were presented by friend of the college and advocate of adult learning in Thurrock, the Cabinet Member for Health and Education at Thurrock Council, Cllr James Halden.
This year the awards were nominated in a democratic process by each class, who voted for the person that they felt had contributed most and been most supportive to others and Jaki Bradley said: “It’s a real achievement to have been recognised by your peers and all recipients of the award should be very proud of themselves and their achievements.
“What all of our learners have in common is that you have achieved your learning goals and hopefully along the way, you have made new friends, gained confidence in your ability and tonight, gained recognition.”
Cllr Halden said: “Whilst some come to the college to learn for leisure, whether in art, hairdressing, beauty, dressmaking, IT, yoga – to name a few; others enrolled to re-train or take higher level qualifications to help them advance in their career or to get a better job.”
He added: “Learning changes lives, it empowers people, it brings new opportunities and it is an individual thing. For some of our learners, just walking through the doors is a daunting prospect.”
Get your copy of the new Course Guide 2017-18 now from the Grays Adult Education Centre, Civic Offices, local libraries hubs and Children’s Centres or visit thurrock.gov.uk/adultcollege