Free courses in Whitby during Adult Learners’ Week

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PEOPLE are being encouraged to try something new and take part in a number of free bite sized learning opportunities on offer in Whitby.

Adult Learners’ Week is the UK’s largest and longest running learning campaign, and inspires thousands of people each May to try something new whether for fun or to learn a new skill or gain a qualification.

To celebrate the campaign’s 20th anniversary, North Yorkshire County’s adult learning and skills service is offering people the chance to dip into learning for free with a range of bite-size taster sessions for Adult Learners Week which runs between Saturday 14 and Friday 20 May.

In Whitby, all courses will run at Whitby Coliseum in Station Square unless otherwise stated.

The courses to choose from are:

* Look the part: speak the part, essential skills for presenting yourself and communicating effectively , Monday 16 May, noon to 2pm.

* Look the part: speak the part, essential skills for presenting yourself and communicating effectively , Monday 16 May, 6.30pm to 8.30pm (this session will be held at Whitby College)

*Polish up your proof reading skills, for a range of situations: work, study or personal development, Tuesday 17 May, noon to 2pm.

*Interview skills, get that job, learn how to sell your skills at interview, Wednesday 18 May, 9.30am to 3pm.

*Introduction to Picasa, view, edit and organise photos on your computer, Thursday 19 May, 1.30 to 3.30pm.

County councillor John Watson, North Yorkshire’s executive member for the Adult Learning Service said: “The global economy is fast changing and we are all required to be life-long, flexible learners, constantly adapting to changing work conditions and lifestyles. North Yorkshire’s adult learning service is therefore offering the county’s residents the chance to try things out and make a new start.”

An informal information event will also take place at Whitby Coliseum in Whitby on Wednesday 18 May.

For more information or to book a place call (0845) 3006680.