Learning website launched

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At the launch of the keeplearningmc.nz website are (from left) Analiese Robertson, the director of Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa, Tash Rankin from Fire Emergency NZ, Connecting Mid Canterbury co-ordinator Kate White and Ashburton deputy mayor Liz McMillan.

A new website was launched last week to promote local learning opportunities.

Connecting Mid Canterbury Charitable Trust is behind the keeplearningmc.nz website, which has been expanded to include community learning events and not just those hosted by the trust.

Groups, organisations, individuals and businesses that organise one-off talks and workshops are encouraged to post their events.

During the launch around 40 people from groups that included Ashburton Learning Centre, the public library, Citizen Advice Bureau, Fire and Emergency, EA Networks Centre, newcomers network and Ashburton U3A took the opportunity to network and to see how they can list events for free on the new online platform.

Guest speaker Analiese Robertson, the director of Adult and Community Education (ACE) Aotearoa, spoke about the value of community education.

She said learning had been challenging for everyone during covid times and learners needed to know where to get information in order to keep learning.

Having a centralised website helped people stay connected and made learning more accessible, she said.

Those signing up to the website can get email notifications when new events are created that may be of interest to them.

For more information email to kate@nullconnectingmc.org