Cheyanne wins Adult Learner award!
Congratulations to Agile Nation participant Cheyanne Staley from Blaina who has won a Workplace Learner of the Year award
Cheyanne accepted the award at the Inspire! Adult Learner Awards 2011 run by NIACE Dysgu Cymru as part of its Adult Learners’ Week national campaign
Watch the YouTube video featuring Cheyanne with Agile Nation's Chris Rice
NIACE Dysgu Cymru, the Welsh arm of NIACE, undertakes a wide range of work to promote adult learning, supporting people like Cheyanne who face economic and social barriers to engaging in learning
Cheyanne was working as a Health and Safety representative in a manufacturing company when she met Christine Rice from Chwarae Teg
‘I discovered that Cheyanne had taught herself to read at the age of nine as she had missed schooling due to her parents moving around the country. Initially she was unsure about returning to learning because she’d had a bad experience when she had tried to do another course but I assured her that we would work on a one-to-one basis and finally, Cheyanne agreed to come on the ILM course.
“The course gave Cheyanne a new lease of life and brought out the abilities that had always been there. I was astounded by her written assignments and her passion to grasp the chance to learn and grow.”
“Chris put me forward for the Workplace Learner of the Year award because she could see how much I had benefitted from completing the ILM course through Agile Nation. My confidence and management skills improved and also my ability to do my job effectively. I returned to learning at the age of 50, which proves it is never too late to improve your career prospects and job satisfaction.”
Katy Chamberlain, Chief Executive, Chwarae Teg said:
“We are absolutely delighted that Cheyanne’s hard work and determination has been acknowledged with this award. Her experience is hugely encouraging for other women and it’s a real privilege to know that Cheyanne has gained so much from participating in the Agile Nation project.”
Related Link: Agile Nation Celebrated Adult Learners' Week 2011
Published on: 20/5/2011