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Speak Today, Shape Tomorrow!

Posted on January 07, 2016


Solas 39AONTAS is delighted to announce the first meeting of the National Adult Learner Forum will be held on Friday 26th February during the AONTAS Adult Learners Festival.

What is the National Adult Learner Forum: 

The National Adult Learner Forum will provide a space for learners who are currently in further education and training to come together and have a unique opportunity to directly influence the further education and training service based on their needs by considering the following:

What is working well in the Further Education and Training Service?

What is not working in Further Education and Training and how can it be improved?

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The National Adult Learner Forum 2016

Posted on April 10, 2015

Solas 23AONTAS Experience

AONTAS has many years’ experience of organising and facilitating learner events and giving people a platform to voice their issues. Examples of this include our Lobby for Learning Days in which policy makers were given the opportunity to engage in dialogue with learners, and the SOLAS Learner Consultation in which learners were given an opportunity to help influence the Further Education and Training (FET) Strategy. As a result of this work AONTAS has been named as the main lead organisation in the FET Strategy to establish a National Adult Learner Forum.

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Improving adult and community education for everyone

Posted on October 16, 2012

LCEN 2 - Jim Prior with members of Limerick Community Education Network - 'Being part of a national organisation has many benefits.'
Jim Prior with members of Limerick Community Education Network - 'Being part of a national organisation has many benefits.'

Jim Prior - Adult Educator, Activist and AONTAS Executive Committee Board Member explains how the organisations he is involved with have benefited from being part of AONTAS.

Why become a member of AONTAS?

Working in adult and community education can be challenging due to its low profile and uncertain funding structure. It is vital that the value of adult learning is visible and all education providers and learners unite in a common voice to ensure that both the public and the policy makers support it. For that reason the organisations, both statutory and voluntary, I am involved with are all members of AONTAS: City of Limerick VEC, Southill Family Resource Centre and Limerick Community Education Network (LCEN).

How did your organisation benefit from membership?

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