A Week of Celebration for the Adult Learners of the LBPCE
by Helena Tsitouras
Adult Learners’ Week is an annual event that celebrates the perseverance, resilience, and dedication of adult students who are part of the Lester B. Pearson Continuing Education (LBPCE).
This year’s event took place from April 24th to April 28th, culminating in a Virtual Celebration Event on April 27th. The week-long celebration is an opportunity to honour and recognize students who have chosen to continue their education despite potential obstacles.
Eight centres participated in this event. Each centre nominated ten students who exemplified the qualities of determination, strength, and commitment to their studies. Additionally, each centre selected a guest speaker who shared their inspiring stories of their academic journey and their goals for the future.
Maggie Soldano, Director of the Continuing Education Department of the LBPSB, said, “This event is a testament to the dedication and hard work of those who have chosen to continue their education as adults, despite the challenges and obstacles they may have faced along the way.” The event recognized the significant efforts of adult learners and aimed to celebrate student success stories.
The Virtual Celebration Event was an opportunity to hear from the student speakers, celebrate the achievements of the nominated students and learn more about the importance of continuing education and Vocational Studies. The LBPSB invites anyone interested to watch the online event to witness the inspiring stories and the commitment to education demonstrated by our adult learners.
Overall, Adult Learners’ Week was a reminder that it’s never too late to pursue education and that perseverance and dedication can lead to great achievements.