Learner success story
Tracy heard about Outreach Adult Learning courses through the Shaw Trust and Jobcentre Plus. She attended Confidence Building, Stress Management, Get Connected, Get Selected (IT) and Suited, Booted and Recruited (interview skills) and is now enrolled on a Maths course at Quarrendon. Tracy has also taken on another new challenge and has become a volunteer with Adult Learning, supporting a class of Adults with Learning Disabilities.
Tracy has been out of work for seven years due to caring for a family member but says that coming to courses with Buckinghamshire Adult Learning has given her a new perspective on herself and what she can achieve. She says that she would never have thought about getting a maths qualification if she hadn’t been encouraged to go for an assessment by Outreach staff.
“I wish I had done this a year ago! These courses have pushed me to achieve and now I want to get a job.
I really enjoy the interaction in class and the support I receive to focus on my skills gaps – decimals and fractions!”
“ I never thought that I could achieve as much as I have. I can do it! This year is about me.”