Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Adult Learners’ Week Celebrated

Department of Education Media Release

12 September 2012

Digital literacy – connecting and learning through technology is the national theme of this year’s Adult Learners Week.

LINC Tasmania is celebrating Adult Learners’ Week (1-8 September) with a program of free events, displays and activities for learners of all abilities.

Director, LINC Tasmania, Jenny Rayner said that Adult Learners’ Week is a great opportunity for Tasmanians to celebrate learning in many different ways.

“Engaging learners in a diverse range of lifelong learning opportunities is an important focus of LINC Tasmania.

“Developing new skills, supporting learning and celebrating the value and diversity of lifelong learners is vital to maintaining interest in and re-engaging adults in learning.

“LINC Tasmania is offering a range of short courses to help adult learners of all ages and skill levels to develop their computing and online experiences.

“These opportunities include how to use eBooks, basic computing skills, on-line games, internet job searching and researching family history online.

“Courses are also available in resume writing and financial literacy and a range of LearnXpress program courses will also be on offer.

“UTAS and the Tasmanian Polytechnic are offering a number of state-wide information sessions to support people re-engaging in adult learning opportunities.

For more information about Adult Learners’ Week events and other services contact your local LINC or visit

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