Learning and Work Institute has announced its shortlisted Festival of Learning award nominees for 2021.
Festival of Learning is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England. The campaign, which has been running since 1992, is led by Learning and Work Institute. It is supported by the Department for Education, NOCN, Education and Training Foundation, Skills and Education Group, City Lit and the WEA.
The nominees include inspiring individual learners, outstanding tutors, innovative provision, and leading employers who have demonstrated a commitment to investing in skills.
Aidan Wright, Bradford College
CARAS ESOL Project, CARAS
Positive Progressions, Craven College
Daya Mohindra, Hounslow Adult and Community Learning
Georgie McGregor, Chesterfield College
Get into Working in Construction with CSCS Card, Hopwood Hall College and Inside Connections
Haringey Adult Learning, Haringey Adult and Community Learning
Hasan Jasim, North Yorkshire County Council
Igloo Energy, City College Southampton
Jackie Sudworth, Knowsley Council
Jennifer Harding, HIT
Jonathan Katula, New City College
Jose Aguiar, Novus
Joshua Wolfe, Grimsby Institute
Karen Davies, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Karen Woods, Buckinghamshire Adult Learning
Keep Learning, Keep Well, Skills & Learning Adult Community Education – Dorset
Kiera Byland, Bolton College
Kirsty Young, Helena Kennedy Foundation
Matthew Turner, Bradford College
Michéle Beck, Doncaster Adult Family and Community Learning
Naomi-Louize Slymon, Bolton College
Narges Motohamelian , Leicester College
Nicola Williams, Haringey Adult and Community Learning
Nikki-Ann Wyatt, Trafford College Group
Nina Gorman, Bolton College
Paul Ackroyd, Unite the Union
Razia Fez, Redbridge Institute of Adult Education
Rosie Wainwright, Helena Kennedy Foundation
Runa Lyla, Oldham Lifelong Learning
Salts Healthcare LTD, Birmingham Metropolitan College
Shafeeq Muhammad, QA
West of England Institute of Technology, Weston College
Stephen Evans, chief executive at Learning and Work Institute:
“Lifelong learning can make such a difference to people’s lives, career prospects and communities. Over the last year, adult learning providers and practitioners have risen to the challenge of widening access to learning.
“Our Festival of Learning awards help to celebrate the transformative power of learning by recognising inspirational learners, tutors and providers. We hope that they help encourage and inspire many more adults to take part in learning.”
The winners of the prestigious awards will be selected by a panel of key learning and skills leaders and revealed at an online awards ceremony on 6 July.