Learning at Work Week is an annual event in May organised by the Campaign for Learning and has taken place since 1999. It aims to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of learning and development at work.
Anna Muten, from BHT’s Accommodation for Work Project, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, has organised the day. She said: “It often takes a simple taster session for people to open up to the possibilities of personal development. One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is to see people blossom when, previously, they might have resistance to learning and development going back many, many years.
“Maths and numeracy are particularly good examples of this, so on Wednesday, which is National Numeracy Day, we have lots of myths-buster sessions, a Skills Health Check, and a fun quiz around maths. These sessions are perfect for people of all abilities”.
Head of Learning and Development at BHT, Daniel O’Connell, said: “Brighton Housing Trust has organised a range of events to mark Learning at Work Week. We always encourage clients and staff with their personal development and this week brings a particular focus on these initiatives.
“We have arranged events including lunchtime jazz, sessions around maths and numeracy, literacy and introduction to coaching.”
Find out more: www.bht.org.uk