Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Leap into Spring Learning with LearnXpress



Department of Education Media Release

12 September 2012








Women’s sailing and boatbuilding techniques are among the exciting new courses on offer through LINC Tasmania’s LearnXpress program this Spring.

The Spring LearnXpress guides, which include a variety of courses across leisure and lifestyle activities, and work & life skills will be available in newspapers tomorrow.

Many new courses are on offer including outdoor activities to help dust off winter cobwebs and popular favourites such as Art and Craft, Computing, Fitness and Wellbeing, Sport, Languages, Home, Lifestyle, DIY and more.

Discover Women’s Sailing Experience, Croquet for Beginners and Scan & Restore Old Photographs are just a few of the courses available in the south. A range of boatbuilding courses including Steam-Bending Wood for Construction & Decorative Purposes and Finishing & Protecting Your Boat are also on offer.

Courses in the North include theatrical options such as Demystifying Shakespeare – An Introduction to the Plays of the Bard and Screenwriting 101. An Introduction to Chinese Culture and Japanese Poetry & Art – Haiku, Collage & Kakejiku also offer some cultural learning.

Courses are also available in the North West including Dressmaking for Yourself and French for Travellers.

Jenny Rayner, Director of LINC Tasmania said that learning new things can bring a lot of experiences to Tasmanians.

“Taking a LearnXpress course is not only about discovering new skills and enjoying lifelong learning but a great way to meet new people and have fun. Spring is a great time of year to explore new directions and engage in new experiences.”

The LearnXpress website has recently undergone a makeover making it very simple to navigate and enrol in a course.

The LearnXpress course guide is available in the Mercury and Examiner newspapers on Saturday, 18 August.

For more information about LearnXpress courses, and to enrol online, visit www.learnxpress.linc.tas.gov.au.

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