Llanelli based Chwarae Teg wins national award
A SKILLS programme delivering management training online to women in remote areas of Wales has been honoured with a national award.
The training, which is provided under the EU-backed Chwarae Teg Agile Nation project, received the Education Innovation Award for the Adult Learning category at the prestigious Education Innovation Conference in Manchester.
Llanelli-based Chwarae Teg received the award for its innovative use of technology in allowing trainers and officers to work remotely to deliver Institute of Leadership and Management training.
Susie Ventris-Field, senior project officer for Agile Nation, accepted the award on behalf of the organisation and said: "This award shows that what we're doing in Wales is breaking new ground in delivering learning and providing opportunities to people who might not otherwise receive those opportunities.
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"Among other things we use an interactive forum on our website and webinars to enhance and expand upon the learning our participants receive.
"We also use Twitter to engage people and promote learning."
Chwarae Teg is the women's economic development body for Wales and the Agile Nation project is assisting 2,790 women to upgrade their skills and progress in the workforce.