Ealing Council’s adult learning service, Learn Ealing has hosted a special event to celebrate the success of its learners who have gone on to further education or getting work.
The event held at the DoubleTree Hilton in Ealing Common was attended by learners, tutors and the Learn Ealing team. They were joined by Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, the council’s cabinet member for decent living incomes, and the Mayor of Ealing, Councillor Mohinder Midha, who presented certificates and awards to the students.
Among the workshops and courses run, many of which are free, include health and wellbeing, ESOL, English and maths, creative arts, languages, computing and family learning.
Councillor Mahfouz said: “It was fantastic to be part of such a special evening and to celebrate the great successes of all our learners and of the incredible team at the Council that has helped them to accomplish so much. We are determined to offer at least 12,000 new qualifications and training programmes to residents over the next few years.”
“Thank you to all our partners for their continuous support and commitment to ensuring that local people have equal access to training and development opportunities.”
The evening’s festivities were also in recognition of the role the tutors play in helping their learners to improve their lives and future prospects. Councillor Mahfouz was joined by Shanzeeda Chowdhury, programme manager from the Greater London Authority, to award certificates to tutors.
Shanzeeda said: “Thank you to Ealing Council and Learn Ealing for the brilliant delivery and high achievements including utilising all the allotted funding. The participation by Ealing residents in Adult Education Budget (AEB) provision is one of the highest participation areas in London.”