22 Adult Learning Initiatives Shortlisted for the 11th AONTAS STAR Awards
26 Jan 2017 12:25 PM
The STAR Awards (Showcasing Teamwork, Awarding Recognition) are an awards initiative coordinated by AONTAS as part of the annual Adult Learners' Festival to acknowledge the fantastic work undertaken by adult learning initiatives throughout Ireland. The awards celebrate the positive contribution that these initiatives make to individual adult learners, local communities and wider society.
Nominations for the 11th AONTAS STAR Awards were received under four new categories:
- Adult Learning Initiatives that Promote Wellbeing
- Adult Learning Initiatives that Promote Digital Inclusion
- Adult Learning Initiatives that Promote Social Inclusion
- Adult Learning Initiatives that Promote The Learner Voice
The quality and volume of nominations was exceptional, resulting in a highly competitive process. An independent panel of judges carried out a detailed review of all the nominations. Shortlisted programmes will have the opportunity to meet with the judging panel at an interview day in early February. Learners and staff from shortlisted programmes will also be invited to the 11th AONTAS STAR Award ceremony on 6th March in the National Concert Hall in Dublin, where the STAR Award winners will be announced.
To see the full shortlist click here.