HALTON deputy mayor Dennis Middlemass was on hand to present more than a 100 awards to residents at the Halton Learning Partnership.
The awards ceremony, which was in association with the IAG Partnership,
was held at The Foundry, Widnes, and 114 awards were presented to individuals and group winners in eight categories.
All ages and abilities were on show, and learners over the age of 55 got in on the act as well as people overcoming barriers to learning, and a tutor's award was selected by the learners.
Mike Bellairs, Halton Borough Council's Learning Partnership co-ordinator, said: 'This event, held to celebrate the achievements of learners in Halton, is just the beginning of an annual activity known as Adult Learners Week.
'We have presented 114 awards, which shows just how successful people can become in getting involved in learning and achieving something.
'I hope this day will encourage you to go further with your learning, and for those of you who have come to support your relative or friend I hope their achievement inspires you to have a go at some learning of your own.'
Adult Learners Week runs from Saturday to Friday, May 21, and includes specific days, such as Learning at Work day, Silver Surfers day and a Learners Day of Action.
Halton College, Widnes & Runcorn Sixth Form College, Halton People Into jobs, and the Lea's Adult Learning Team put on displays at the ceremony promoting their Adult Learners Week activities.
The event was also an opportunity to launch Halton Learning Partnership's 2004 Learning Opportunities in Halton Directory, giving details of the training available across Halton - not just during Adult Learners Week but throughout the year.