Simon Fenech hit rock bottom after his release from prison but it was a catalyst that took him in a new direction. Other guest speakers at the launch of ALW shared stories about the power of adult education.
Discussions about death and dying are matter of fact in this coffin making class at West Moonah Community Shed in Hobart. Learning to make personalised caskets breaks down taboos and lowers funeral costs.
A sheep shearing course has turned life around for Lauren Stirling. She’s one of hundreds benefitting from a Victorian government initiative to address a shortage of shearers and improve access to quality training.
The Centre in Wangaratta has rebranded a traditional certificate course in general education for adults. The course encourages adult learners set their own educational and personal goals. And it’s getting great results.
Getting a driving licence is tough if you don’t have the money for lessons or someone who is willing to teach you. A learner driver mentoring program in Geeveston Tasmania is changing the lives of new drivers and their teachers.
Nautilus College an alternative high school in NSW is offering a fresh approach for young people disengaged from mainstream education, turning tales of truancy into stories of achievement and turning lives around.
COVID19 has forced adult education organisations offering face to face classes to develop new ways of continuing to offer their services. Three organisations share what they learned from the COVID lockdown.
A course in making headstones is inspiring local Indigenous people to craft personalised tributes to their loved ones. The course offers opportunities not just to learn new skills, but to engage in a process of healing.
A mentorship helped Chris Lombardo overcome her fear of public speaking and persuade an audience of philanthropists to fund her projects. She is one of 340 not for profit leaders that The Funding Network has connected with investors.
Victoria’s Learn Locals are crucial in improving adult literacy skills. But teaching literacy is a specialist skill and that there is a shortage of teachers equipped to do the job. A new training program aims to change that.
When the local newspaper office closed its doors in Guyra NSW in 2016, the town’s adult education centre set up a new paper. The Guyra Gazette has proved a hit. And producing it has been a learning experience for everyone involved.
Ghazal Sharhani was depressed and isolated after she arrived in Australia. But taking English classes opened the door to new friendshiips and now Ghazal dreams of a successful future and a career in pathology.
When Chris Roland attended her first class at TAFE SA in 2019 after almost 30 years away from a classroom it was part of a promise she made to herself. It was also the next crucial step in her recovery from domestic violence.