Time to get ready for Learning at Work Week

Learning Journeys is the 2020 theme for Learning at Work Week, taking place from the 18th to the 24th of May this year.

The week, organised by the Campaign for Learning, provides a great opportunity for ULRs to promote learning across the workplace, engaging colleagues in exciting and innovative activities that showcase the importance of adult learning. In our Skills for the Future survey, UNISON members told us that ‘learning is important to my self-esteem’ and that they were ‘ready to learn new skills to remain employable in the future’.

Last year loads of branches participated in Learning at Work Week, from organising stalls in collaboration with their employer to promote in-work learning to putting on workshops to support people to handle stress, thousands of members and non-members engaged with learning in some way. This year’s theme of ‘Learning Journeys’ helps us address some of the big questions in adult education and workplace learning, such as:

  • what motivates us to take those first steps?
  • what are the barriers we need to overcome to participate in education?

Perhaps your activities this year could be supporting members to set learning goals for the year ahead or launching an annual programme of in-work learning with your employer that will support and encourage those workers who usually don’t get access to workplace learning.

We’ve produced a guide (below) to help you plan your best Learning at Work Week, and don’t forget you can apply for Kickstart funding to support you to deliver your activities.

Don’t forget to tag @unisonlearning on Twitter and join at #LearningAtWorkWeek to share your ideas and activities

Your Learning at Work Week guide



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