Plenty of education presented to Plymouth adults
Visitors to the Plymouth Central Library had a chance find out more about the adult learning opportunities in the city at the Feed Your Mind event.
The event gave adults interested in furthering their education a chance to meet representatives from various organisations involved with adult education.
One of them was Lesley Morton from Workers' Educational Association.
"We are here to give people a better understanding of things like what it means to be a carer or how you can further your education. For example, I do not think most people know that you can do the education without losing your tight to benefits, which makes it a good option in these tough economic times," she said.
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Also on hand was an opportunity to get more information about striking out on your own.
"We are here to explain about the possibilities of becoming self-employed or starting your own business," Steve Shill from Working Links said.
"Becoming self-employed does not have to be as big a leap as people might think. For example, a way to do it is working part-time for a company and part-time on your own," Anette Lovell, also from Working Links, said.
Hannah Mitchell from Plymouth College of Art was also present at the event. She told thisisplymouth about how the college try to prepare their students for a working life as well as teaching them about art.
"We try to teach our adult students about the business side of being an artist. That involves everything from getting your business cards, setting up a website to helping them set up art exhibits," she said.
Representatives from Plymouth Adult and Community Learning, the Workers' Educational Association, Open University, Plymouth College of Art and Design, the YMCA, Working Links and Europe Direct Plymouth took part in Feed Your Mind.
The Feed Your Mind event is only on today, but all the organisations taking part are involved in similar events around Plymouth throughout the year. For more information on similar events, you can contact the organisations or visit their websites.