Virtual Learning Endeavour Award Winners
OCN NI hosted its first ever ‘virtual’ Learning Endeavour Awards on May 19th to celebrate learners from all over Northern Ireland who were nominated in a variety of categories including; Further Education Learner of the Year, Third Sector Learner of the Year, Schools Learner of the Year, Health & Well-being Learner of the Year, Learning in Employment Learner of the Year, Inspiring Tutor/Teacher of the Year, and Provider of the Year.
The awards were a great success and recognised the achievements of individuals and their training providers, by highlighting the power of learning to transform lives for the better.
The Learning Endeavour Awards had been scheduled to take place last March at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast but was cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19. To ensure that all the winners and those shortlisted would receive the recognition they deserved, OCN NI made the decision to run the awards ‘virtually’ across social media channels including Facebook and YouTube.
Some notable figures participated in the awards with Diane Dodds, Minister of the Department for Economy, Peter Weir, Minister for the Department of Education and Carl Frampton just some of those who sent messages to all learners via video link. The voiceover for the awards was provided by radio celebrity Carolyn Stewart.
To watch the awards click on the image below.
The 2020 award winners were:
- Further Education Learner of the Year - Arlene McCreedy, South Eastern Regional College
Watch Clip: https://youtu.be/UMXqlGy4mmE
- Schools Learner of the Year - Fatima Quebe, Abbey Community College
Watch Clip: https://youtu.be/FCXi0ShAypo
- Third Sector Learner of the Year - Nikita Hart, Oh Yeah Music Centre
Watch Clip: https://youtu.be/PzSkNaH8CxE
- Learning in Employment Learner of the Year - Sharon O’Neill, Action Mental Health
Watch Clip: https://youtu.be/obVB7pPg6VU
- Health & Well-being Learner of the Year - Paula Ellison, Action Mental Health
Watch Clip: https://youtu.be/9lgJBsoFzxQ
- Inspiring Tutor/Teacher of the Year - Phelim Lundy, ExternWorks
Watch Clip: https://youtu.be/ZkFrDJleXoA
- Provider of the Year - Now Group
Watch Clip: https://youtu.be/pZVxEoeWk1I
- The Hilary Sloan Memorial Award - Arlene McCreedy, South Eastern Regional College
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