ACL Essex opens new Skills Hub in Harlow to support learners

ACL Essex / Fri 7th Apr 2023 at 11:17am

ADULT education provider ACL Essex, part of Essex County Council (ECC), has opened a new Skills Hub in Harlow to encourage learners to take advantage of the different ways to learn that work around them. To showcase the new Skills Hub, an open day will take place at ACL Harlow on Friday 21 April.

Now open at ACL Harlow, the Skills Hub is a place where residents can undertake online courses in a facilitated environment that provides tech support for those not confident in using the equipment. Learners can also use these spaces to learn in-centre at a time that suits them, rather than on a course at a fixed time.

As well as this, if learners cannot or do not want to complete an online course at home, they have the opportunity to go into a Skills Hub to learn, providing them with the opportunity to access a classroom with other people while completing an online course.

Lisa Jarentowski, ACL Essex Principal, said: “We’re delighted to be opening new Skills Hubs across the county. We want all of our learners to know that there are possibilities for them, and not having access to a computer should not be a barrier to education. Skills Hubs are also there for people who would like to do online courses but can’t work at home for whatever reason.”

She continued: “We’re opening Skills Hubs across the county in our centres and easy-to-access locations like local libraries, to ensure an easily accessible, free way to enhance learning. They’re open now, so why not come down and try them out?”

The new Skills Hub at ACL Harlow is now open. To find out more about Skills Hubs, visitwww.aclessex.com/skills-hub.

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