A supportive employer and an adult literacy tutor have turned life around for 26 year old Greg Nelson of WA. Greg was recently named one of three Adult Learners Week scholarship winners for his committment to improving his literacy skills.
Two years ago Kylie Mahon and her five children were homeless in Sydney. But a return to learning has transformed her life. Kylie recently won an Adult Learners Week scholarship for her outstanding achievements.
A chance conversation during a conference break about improving diversity in the workplace has led to an innovative South Australian course that prepares people for jobs in the growing corrections sector.
East Fremantle’s Glyde-In Community Learning Centre opened in 1981. In the next 20 years volunteer fatigue, funding uncertainty and declining membership pushed it to the brink of closure. But today it’s thriving.
A growing group of farmers are enrolling in courses at Community College Northern Inland in north west NSW as part of a state government initiative to assist drought-affected families to retrain and find work off the farm.
A unique training program developed between Gippsland Employment Skills Training (GEST) and local employer Flavorite Hydroponic Tomatoes is opening up work opportunities for unemployed people in the Latrobe Valley.
Jake Donohue won ALA’s inaugural scholarship to attend an international leadership training program run by Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) to prepare future leaders in the field.
A media training program is helping Indigenous prisoners tell stories that matter. What started as an internal prison radio show has just gone national. Meet Bekah O’Meara, the trainer behind the radio show that’s making waves.
A Western Australian project that encourages refugee women to take photos to document and share their experiences is giving them a say into policies that affect their lives and enables researchers to make a powerful case for change.
Graduates from Australia’s first women-only trucking course are hitting the highway on their way to new careers in transport and logistics. The intensive course aims to attract more women into the driver’s seat and improve truck safety.
A greyhound fostering program in South Australia’s Mobilong Prison prepares dogs – and inmates – for life after jail. The dogs learn how to socialise with people and their handlers learn how to train and socialise an animal.
The launch of Adult Learners’ Week offered a chance to celebrate a milestone in adult English education, the announcement of the inaugural Adult Learners’ Week scholarships and the achievements of some outstanding adult learners.
When she arrived in Sydney as a refugee from Syria in February 2018, Sophie Bejok fell in love with Manly beach. After enrolling in an adult learn to swim class, now she’s got her sights set on being a lifeguard.
A peer education program for LGBTI young people is kicking off in the Victorian country town of Stawell to improve support, acceptance and advocacy for trans and gender diverse young people in rural and regional areas.
Ipswich-based inCommunity Inc. runs a training program that helps homeless people find stable accommodation and counters the real estate industry’s negative perceptions that homeless people make poor tenants.
A mental health project teaches women farmers to use digital technology to tell their stories of the struggles and hardships of life on the farm to educate, inspire and benefit other people living in rural communities.
Healthcare workers in Sydney are prescribing art classes instead of medication as an antidote to stress, depression and loneliness and to improve the health and wellbeing of older people in their communities.
Adult Learning Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.