‘Learning allows us to grow, connect and live with purpose. Our minds can continue to grow as long as we are alive, and so our opportunity to learn is always present,’ said Ms Dale.
‘This year’s theme is Digital Literacy: Connecting and learning through technology. Digital literacy encompasses the confidence and ability to use computers and technology as part of everyday life.
‘Today’s digital technology has revolutionised the way we connect, learn and even shop. While these advances are exciting for some, we know they can also be confusing and isolating for others.
‘Digital literacy is an essential life skill that can be learnt. We want to encourage people to overcome their fears and concerns about digital technology by asking for help or advice, or enrolling in a relevant course,’ she said.
Ms Dale also announced the College will be celebrating Adult Learners Week with free treatments at its Beauty Salon and Natural Therapies Treatment Centre.
5 September, Wednesday: Free Massage Treatments at College of Natural Therapies, Holgate
7 September, Friday: Free Manicures at College Beauty Salon, Wyong
Free treatments are only available until the Salon and Treatment Centre are booked out.
Bookings for massages can be made by calling the College of Natural Therapies on 02 4367 4277.
Manicures can be booked by calling the College Beauty Salon on 02 4351 0967.
Community members can also visit the College’s Inclusive Community Education Program (ICEP) Dance Class on Saturday 8 September between 9am and 12pm at the Peninsula Community Centre. Visitors can see how the College is working with eligible adults with a disability and providing respite for their carers’, or get information about
other learning opportunities at the College.
‘Adult Learners Week is an ideal time for everyone to explore the learning options available to them, to close the gap in their own knowledge and take the next step on their learning journey,’ said Ms Dale.
For more information on adult learning opportunities at the College, people can visit www.cccc.nsw.edu.au or call 02 4348 4300.