Nominations sought for awards from adult learning initiatives

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Tony Hartnett and Michael Ryan who received a FETAC Major Award with Kathleen Dunne Adult Literacy Organiser, Portlaoise Adult Education Centre.

Tony Hartnett and Michael Ryan who received a FETAC Major Award with Kathleen Dunne Adult Literacy Organiser, Portlaoise Adult Education Centre.

AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation is seeking nominations from adult learning initiatives in Laois for the 11th Annual STAR Awards 2017.

The awards recognise the use of innovative approaches in adult and community education. Since its inception in 2007 over 1,000 adult learning initiatives across a wide variety of areas – including arts, mental health, addiction and disability – have been recognised through the STAR Awards. For 2017, nominations are invited under four new categories:

Adult Learning Initiatives that Promote Wellbeing
Adult Learning Initiatives that Promote Digital Inclusion
Adult Learning Initiatives that Promote Social Inclusion
Adult Learning Initiatives that Promote the Learner Voice

To nominate an adult learning initiative, please visit: www.adultlearnersfestival. awardsplatform.com.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Wednesday, December 14.

Winners will be announced at the STAR Awards ceremony, which will be the opening event of the Adult Learners’ Festival 2017.

The ceremony will take place in Dublin in March at the Adult Learners' Festival.

AONTAS is the National Adult Learning Organisation, a membership organisation which represents approximately 500 providers of adult and community education, along with tutors, researchers and individual adult learners. 

AONTAS provides information to adults returning to education, advocates on behalf of adult learners and promotes the benefits of adult learning. Further information is available at www.aontas.com.