Lifelong Learning Festival 2022

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Cork Celebrates Lifelong Learning Awards

The Cork Celebrates Lifelong Learning Awards were established in 2021 to provide a platform to acknowledge all of the the wonderful and inspirational projects and individuals committed to lifelong learning across Cork. The awards provide an opportunity for the people of Cork to nominate individuals and projects that have inspired them by their innovation, endeavour, and resilience through their Lifelong Learning actions. The inaugural Cork Celebrates Lifelong Learning Awards took place on the 30th of September 2021 as part of Irish Learning Cities Day. Over 100 individuals, organisations, schools, teachers, learners and groups were nominated across 12 different categories. In 2021, the awards were especially meaningful to acknowledge the incredible work that lifelong learning providers have done in adapting during Covid – 19 to ensure that learner’s needs continue to be met. The festival patron, Lord Mayor Cllr. Colm Kelleher was in attendance at the virtual awards to celebrate the nominees. The award categories are designed to highlight the wide range of lifelong learning initiatives and individuals across Cork. See page 91 for the full list of category winners for 2021. The award categories are as follows;

Early Years Award Primary Level Award Secondary Level Award Youth in Community Award Higher Education Award Higher Education Joint Initiative Award

Further Education Award Community Adult Education Award Workplace Learning Award Active Retired Award Exceptional Endeavor Award Inspirational Lifelong Learner Award

All of the nominees in each category are listed on our ‘Role of Honour’. In each category, there are three shortlisted and one winner. Judges are selected from a pool of experienced Cork Learning City committee members, partners, and stakeholders. The Cork Celebrates Lifelong Learning Awards has been warmly received by the people of Cork. The awards have been instrumental in highlighting the impact of a variety of individuals and organisations whose commitment to lifelong learning is powerful in so many ways. Although there is only one winner in each category, the awards shine a positive light on the work of all nominees. These awards are a celebration of how lifelong learning enables people to change their lives and how learning is a way to improve life, work and community.

Nominations for the 2022 Awards will be opened via at this years Lifelong Learning Festival.



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