David Rees AM shows his support for Adult Learners Week.

The weeklong celebration of the importance of lifelong learning encourages people across Wales to take up learning opportunities. Education providers will be putting on events across Wales, including an event in the National Assembly. A host of private and public organisations will be promoting free taster events, local outreach activities and short courses.

The week runs between the 13th and 19th of June, with activities taking place around Aberavon.

Each year, over 20,000 adults in Wales participate in Adult Learners’ Week activities.

David Rees AM said “I am delighted to be able to show my support for Adult Learners Week.

“Many adults take part in learning in order to help them access work or to progress in their career. Having access to a range of high quality learning opportunities both in and outside of the workplace is vitally important for creating a society in which all adults can benefit from learning at every stage of their lives”

“Ault learning is also of huge importance to the Welsh economy and enables Wales to compete successfully with other high skill economies.”

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Editor Notes:

Event’s in the Aberavon Constituency:

13th June 2015
Open day and part time enrolment – Neath Port Talbot College, Margam. 10am – 2pm
Open University in Wales drop in advice session – Port Talbot Library, Aberafan Shopping Centre. 10am – 3pm
Jewellery Making and Demonstration with Nerys Griffiths Jewellery – Aberafan Library. 11am

15th June 2015
Cake Making and Decorating Demonstration – Baglan Library. 10.30am
Talk on ‘Old Margam’ by Sally Jones – Aberafan Library. 1.30pm
Local History coffee afternoon – Aberafan Library. 2.30pm
Natty knitters open knit – Sandfields Library. 2pm

16th June 2015
How to use parish registers when looking for your family tree – Cwmavon Library. 2pm
Vintage tea party and local history slide show – Cwmavon Library. 2pm
The mysteries of the Brunel family – Baglan Library. 2.30pm

17th June 2015
Art Demonstration and display with Steve Evans – Sandfields Library. 2pm
Library Ebooks and audio help session – Aberafan Library. 2.30pm
‘Between the lines’ talk (memoirs of a former FIFA referee) – Port Talbot library. 2.30pm

18th June 2015
Local History slideshow – Baglan Library. 11am
Learn Direct taster session – Baglan Library. 2pm
Sweet William hand sewing workshop – Aberafan Library. 10.30am

19th June 2015
Ipad demonstration – Baglan Library. 2.30pm
Local History slideshow – Port Talbot Library. 10.30am
Gentle Yoga – Cwmavon Library. 10.30am
Wriggly readers – Cwmavon Library. 2pm
Quilting demonstration – Sandfields Library. 2pm

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