It was an excellent Birthday celebration; on 3rd July Merseylearn, part of Merseytravel, looked back on 10 years of learning and training delivery. Whilst the Merseytravel Choir serenaded us, we heard heartwarming stories of what learning had done for staff members, showing just how important it is for businesses and aspiration too; awards were then given out to learners and ULRs, including Ya Ching Darnell, a UNISON member who was awarded ULR of the decade. The Skills minister Matthew Hancock addressed the event, thanking Trade Unions for the work they had done in learning throughout Merseyside with Merseylearn.
UNISON ULR and Merseylearn’s digital inclusion guru Norman Hunter said:
“An outstanding day; good to meet up with many old and some new friends from across unions and learning. We welcomed local, regional, and national individuals representing the many partners we have and continue to work with. But as always the most important people on the day were the learners.”
Merseylearn’s impressive spread of learning and training, mainly delivered by UNISON members, serves Merseyside extremely well and looks set to continue. UNISON are certainly delighted to support them!