Unions ready for a busy Learning at Work Week

Unions ready for a busy Learning at Work Week

Union Learning Reps across the country are busy holding events in workplaces and the community this week (15th – 22th May) as Learning at Work Week rolls out.

Organised by the Campaign for Learning, Learning at Work Week aims to spotlight the importance and benefits of education and development at work, promoting opportunities to learn and upskill for employees. Unions are ideally placed to organise and support events and it is always very popular with Union Learning Reps (ULRs).

Unions are involved with organising learning events across the country throughout the week. Just some of the events include USDAW ULRs at Mcvities in Manchester are promoting the courses to colleagues, Unite are holding a Community Learning day in their Bristol offices, MerseyLearn are linking up with providers and unions to take over the Museum of Liverpool for a family fun day of learning and the UNISON branch at De Montfort University are kicking off the week with a Picnic and Poetry event.

Unionlearn have been providing reps with Quick Reads, Values My Skills cards and lots of other resources in the build up to this year’s event.

Kevin Rowan, unionlearn Director, said:

Learning at Work Week is an important event in a Union Learning Reps calendar. It is a great opportunity for reps to promote the learning opportunities that unions provide all year long and a real focus to engage with members who are unaware of what is on offer and work with employers to encourage skills development.

Each year hundreds of workplaces get really actively involved with Learning at Work Week thanks to the hard work and events organised by ULRs – and unionlearn are looking forward to hearing their stories and more great examples of people engaging in learning at work."

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