Thousands helped in Luton

Friday 22 November 2013

Luton Learning Centre has welcomed more than 8,500 people gain basic IT skills, and many move on to employment, since opening in 2001.

The Centre was originally based in Chapel Street, then moved to Upper George Street in 2007 and has been operating from Castle Street since December 2012.  Numerous complete beginners, and learners who already have IT skills, have gained employer-recognised qualifications - for free or at a very low cost.

Mayor of Luton, Cllr Sheila Roden, presented certificates to a selection of the many learners who have achieved over the past year.  She said: “What a fantastic facility where people can learn IT skills in a friendly environment.”

A raffle saw Sharon Bosworth, who happens to work for a company based in the same building as the Learning Centre, win a Kindle Fire tablet. She and a colleague had been attending the Centre to update their IT qualifications.

“People come here to gain a certificate as an official recognition of self-taught IT skills, which they use for interviews or for gaining promotion, or they start from scratch to bring them up to date with technology. Many go on to further study in pursuit of careers.” said Centre Manager, Jackie Reilly.

A key benefit of the Learning Centre is the flexibility in attendance which suits many people’s lifestyle.

Luton Learning Centre is run by the award-winning Bedford College and is open from 9am - 9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5pm Friday and 9am – 1pm Saturday.

Tel 01582 414178

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