West Midlands LEAFEA, the Local Education Authorities' Forum for the Education of Adults, held a one-day conference at The International Centre in Telford in July, and WMCETT was delighted to be asked to attend and to set up a stall to share its information.
The first keynote speaker was John Gibson from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and in the afternoon the delegates heard from Michael Cooke, Regional Manager of West Midlands Museums, Libraries and Archives. The aim of the conference was to celebrate adult learning and delegates were able to discuss how they could develop partnerships in adult learning, share good practice and network with colleagues from across the sector. There were representatives of local authorities from across the Midlands at the conference, plus many voluntary, community and charity organisations.
Margaret Hunter (pictured above), WMCETT's Priority Area Co-ordinator for AVC/ACL, attended and said it had been a useful event for finding out about what was happening in different organisations across the Midlands. Many delegates also visited the WMCETT stall and took away details of CPD courses, newsletters and the CETT journal.