Our newest baby was a year old on the 4th September.
The Connect Learning Centre, on Whitby Road in Ellesmere Port, has
become a focal point for adult learning in “The Port” and has
yielded many success stories. So, as proud parent (the
Centre’s Business Development Manager), I decided the first
birthday should be celebrated with a party.
Topping the list of local luminaries were the Mayor of Ellesmere
Port, Councillor Tony Sherlock and Colin Charlton, our CEO. Sipping
coffee and munching chocolate biscuits were some of the brilliant
learners who we have helped take advantage of free government
funding to become more employable. They impressed the Mayor and
Mayoress with their learning and skills.
Our Area Managers were there too; ready to begin interviewing
local candidates with Colin for a new post in the Centre.
Colin explained to the Mayor that we endeavour to employ local
people and proudly introduced a glowing Debra Smith, one of the
first learners through the doors of our new centre, now an assessor
for our NVQ programme.
At 10.30, the Mayor departed, leaving the washing up but
assuring us that he would be back to take a computer course when
his term of office ended next year.