Lifelong learner stories inspire at College awards
Beaming tutors looked on as students from all stages of their learner journeys were presented with ‘Winner’ certificates at the opening of the Eastleigh College annual Learner Awards. Of the 39 finalists, three were awarded the top prizes: Adult Learner of the Year, Young Learner of the Year, and Apprentice of the Year.
Learner awards celebrate remarkable individuals who, through learning, have transformed their own lives and their families, friends, their communities, and their workplaces.
Paul Cox, Chief Executive and Principal, Eastleigh College said: “All the winners exemplify the transformative impact of learning at every stage in our working lives; young people preparing for their first job, adults developing in their chosen career, and people changing careers.”
The 36 winners were selected from over 90 nominations made by teaching staff across the College including school leavers, apprentices and professionals studying part-time. For each of 10 subject area groups, four outstanding learners were nominated - One for each of our college values: Professional, Respectful, Ambitious and Resilient.
Winners of these subject area awards were then considered for the three main college prizes - the most prestigious of them all!
All the winners were invited to the on-campus fine-dining restaurant ‘East Avenue’ for afternoon tea before the Young Learner of the Year, Adult Learner of the Year and Apprentice of the Year winners were announced.
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