Staff and tutors at learning hub
South Ayrshire Council is set to open an adult learning hub at the John Pollock Centre in Ayr. The hub will help adults with literacy, numeracy, basic IT and language skills and replaces the Learning Shop on New Bridge Street in the town which shut its doors at the end of July.
The replacement hub will be open from Monday 15 August and while there may have been a change of location, the high level of support given by the dedicated team of literacy development workers along with help from well trained volunteers remains the same.
The hub will also help adults when English is their second language which can help them gain employment or get into further education.
Councillor Margaret Toner, Lifelong Learning Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "For more than a decade the Learning Shop has acted as a hub of activity and we look forward to continuing this service in its new location and developing new partnerships and innovative ways to help adults learn.
"Many of our adult learners achieve their long term aims and the majority of them say they have increased self-esteem which gives them the confidence to take up other opportunities, go on to further education, live more independently or just improve a specific skill."
Adult Learning support continues throughout the rest of South Ayrshire. Potential learners can now refer themselves directly from Customer Care Centres in each of the main towns, or they can visit http://adultlearningsac.blogspot.co.uk/ or phone 0800 389 8320
The Learning Shop at 2 New Bridge Street will be closed from Friday 29th July to allow the team to move to the John Pollock Centre.