Acumen learners win award for Learning in the Digital Age.
The 15th June saw the annual Durham County Council Adult Learners Awards Ceremony at the Ramside Hall Hotel.
The annual awards ceremony recognises the achievements of its most inspiring students during the academic year 2016/2017.
Camsell Court residents, who were adult learners with Acumen Community Enterprise Development Trust, won the award for Learning in the Digital Age.
Staff at Acumen Trust supported the residents by setting up a learning environment within the communal areas for Camsell Court. Staff developed and introduced the learners into the world of online shopping, tablets, internet safety and security among other topics. Learners aged between 70 and 90+ took part and were helped to get into digital learning.
One learner commented, “The 12 week’s course was impeccably presented, most interesting and invigorated the grey cells to the world of digital evolution. Acumen, the Community Enterprise Development Trust who provided our tutors, Sarah and Stephen, giving us commitment, consideration and confidence have enabled us to become the silver surfers at Camsell Court. Greatly appreciated”.
Acumen Community Development Trust have two offices located in Horden and Seaham and works in the local communities of East Durham to provide training opportunities and services to local employers; including recruitment and matching of candidates. Together, the team has more than 150 years’ experience working in the Employability and Skills Sector, delivering learning, training, employment and recruitment support.