Local MP Caroline Dinenage today visited the Out There Project at the Nimrod Centre as part of Adult Learners’ Week.
The ‘Out There’ Project is a community project delivered by St Vincent College giving adults in the local area an opportunity to gain new skills, try different hobbies and meet new people. The courses are mostly free and are delivered in various venues across the Gosport area. The aim of the project is to engage adult learners to improve social cohesion, inspire greater self-confidence and help people lead healthier, happier lives.
Adult Learners' Week is a national celebration of lifelong learning which takes place each year.
After the visit, Caroline said:
“I was delighted to meet some of the learners taking part in the courses that were running at the Out There Project today. Adult learning is something I’m passionate about; I’ve campaigned on the issue in Parliament, leading a debate in the House of Commons and securing an inquiry by the Business, Innovation and Skills Select Committee in the last Parliament.
This year Out There has reached over one thousand learners; I am extremely proud of everyone involved in the project which is now used as an example of excellence on the EU stage.”
For more information, visit http://www.stvincent.ac.uk/adult-education/out-there-project.