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Local ‘legends’ needed to support learning pathways

The region’s leading provider of community based adult learning WEA Hunter is offering a unique business and community partnership program for those who might not currently have the means to study or learn.
WEA Hunter Foundation’s WEA 200: Legends of Learning offers a $200 education scholarship to people with a desire to learn new skills, grow confidence, gain qualifications and reconnect with education. Foundation Manager Wendy Ratcliffe says the initiative is a life changer for those who have difficulties accessing education.
“With support from businesses or individuals who believe in the value on ongoing learning for all, we can really help someone who may need upskilling, for example in computer or business skills, to transition back to work,” Ms Ratcliffe said.
“Legends of Learning is not only about providing supported access but also engaging people to inspire and achieve more.”
All contributions are tax-deductable and interested businesses or individuals can find out more by calling 4925 4200 or visit
WEA Hunter Foundation was launched in 2014 to provide ongoing support for innovative educational programs that are making a real difference to people’s lives. Other Foundation supported programs include the successful Alesco Senior College program for young people aspiring to complete high school studies, and ‘The Village’ initiative that provides special educational support for teenage mums.
WEA Hunter (Workers Educational Association Hunter) is the fifth largest provider of community based adult learning in NSW. It is also one of the sector's most diverse education providers offering government contract training, vocational education training and youth education. Best known for its lifestyle programs, WEA Hunter is also a registered RTO delivering specialist skills and VET courses.