Blenheim celebrates their Adult Learners and Librarians

Marlborough District Libraries, in conjunction with REAP Marlborough, recognised the hard work and determination of some of their Stepping UP learners in early September, 2016.

The event markeStepping Up. ICT Marlborough. 6/9/2016d Adult Learners Week (a UNESCO initiative and supported by the Tertiary Education Commission and Adult Community Education), with a certificate ceremony attended by Blenheim Mayor, Alistair Sowman, who presented the awards to the Stepping UP graduates.

The graduates remarked on how they enjoyed the digital sessions and that they were becoming more confident computer users; one lady stating she had enrolled for further training at Nelson-Marlborough’s NMIT campus as a direct result of attending the Stepping UP programme.

Learning new digital skills has no age barrier, being involved in free digital up-skilling at your local library is as simple as signing up: www.steppingup.nz

At the same ceremony, Mayor Alistair Sowman presented Adult Learners Week Exceptional Adult Educator Awards to Pam Vallender and Michelle Watts, Librarians at Picton Library & Service Centre.

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Mayor Alistair Sowman presents an Exceptional Adult Educator Award to Michelle Watts, Picton Library & Service Centre Librarian
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Mayor Alistair Sowman presents an Exceptional Adult Educator Award to Pam Vallender, Picton Library & Service Centre Librarian
Pam Vallender and Michelle Watts receiving Adult Learners’ Week – Innovative Provider Award for Picton Library & Service Centre from Alistair Sowman
Pam Vallender and Michelle Watts receiving Adult Learners’ Week – Innovative Provider Award for Picton Library & Service Centre from Alistair Sowman