New Directions Award Winners
Sponsored by Skills and Education Group, this award celebrates individuals who have embarked on a learning journey specifically in order to take their life in a completely new direction, for example to pursue a significant career change or to achieve lifelong goals or ambitions. Winners of this award will have used learning to reinvent themselves or their career, and/or to accomplish things that they were previously unable to, for example due to personal circumstances such as family or work commitments. Winners of this award will inspire others to take up learning to realise their own ambitions, particularly later in life.
Attending family learning courses run by Kent Adult Education at her children’s school gave Vicky the boost she needed to pursue her dream.
An Introduction into Health and Social Care course run by City College Peterborough at a local care home gave Laura the opportunity she needed to overcome her anxiety, discover her passion for caring for others, and embark on a new career.