By: Christine McKay
For the 39 people nominated for the Dannevirke Adult Learners awards, it was an awesome, humbling experience, organiser Alice Jonathan said.
Of the 39 nominees 31 were in the outstanding adult learner section, with the overall winner Holly Elphick of Scanpower.
When Holly joined Scanpower she exhibited a hunger to learn and Scanpower agreed to fund her into an extramural course, the Business Administration Diploma level five.
She has progressed through the programme mostly in her own time and has now graduated.
“All our learners, educators and providers should be congratulated for their achievements,” Alice said.
Jack Broad won the educators category for his work Get the best out of your digital device, run through Tararua REAP and ACE Learning Space.
Elspeth Atkinson won the commendation award for her teaching of two groups of art students, her adult drawing class for Literacy Tamaki Nui a Rua and Manawarangi self journeys creative map making.
“Elspeth is a gem in our community, and a wonderful teacher with amazing dedication,” Alice said.
The most innovative provider award went to the Tararua Alliance for the work of Dan Gerrard in promoting the upskilling of staff and the integration of high school leavers into the workforce.
Source: Hawke’s Bay Today