The Adult Education & Learning Exhibition

originalWe’ll be at the Cork Adult Education & Learning Exhibition in Cork City Hall with information on day and evening classes for September 2016: Wednesday August 31st and Thursday September 1st, 1pm to 8pm.

The Cork Adult Education & Learning Exhibition is open to any group or individual offering online courses and/or classes and activities for adults in the Greater Cork area.

Thanks to the continued support of Cork City Council, the exhibition has been held every September since 1978. 2016 marks this 48th year of the exhibition.

A variety of organisations take part, offering opportunities for adult learning, training and career development. Exhibitors at the City Hall include: University College Cork, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork Education & Training Board, community schools, as well as colleges and individuals from the private sector. Dublin-based organisations also exhibit, including A.O.N.T.A.S., Open University, and Office of the Ombudsman, alongside Citizens’ Information Service, Diabetes Ireland, Social & Health Education Project, and Cork Anti-Poverty Network. Many cultural and voluntary groups offer a range of courses in hobbies, languages and special interest, e.g. astronomy, genealogy, meditation, Italian, Spanish, Alexander Technique, hill walking, mindfulness and chant, etc.

Workshops will also be held over the two days, drawing on the special knowledge and expertise of the exhibitors.

The exhibition has been organised on a voluntary basis since 1978, by the Cork Adult Education Council. Fees for exhibitors are kept to a minimum, with proceeds going back into the event to cover stand hire, publicity, and advertising

In this era of online communication, the Cork exhibition gives the public a special face-to-face opportunity to savour a diverse range of courses, catering for all interests, ages and abilities. It is a unique event, the only one of its kind in the country.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

Where Cork City Hall – Cork – View Map

logoCork Adult Education Council

Organiser of The Adult Education & Learning exhibition

Founded in 1972 the Cork Adult Education Council is a voluntary organisation. The purpose of the Council is to bring together the various organisations and groups involved in adult learning in Cork city and county. Statutory bodies such as UCC, CIT, Cork Community Schools, City Library, and the Cork ETB are represented. The Council also represents a commercial group involved in adult learning as well as a large number of voluntary groups.  The Council organises a number of activities during the year: The Adult Education & Learning exhibition, lunchtime lecture series and activities for older people.

The objects of the Council are:

  1. To help promote and co-ordinate the work of the various statutory, commercial and voluntary organisations in Cork.
  2. To act as a reference centre for those seeking information on learning opportunities.
  3. To help assess the adult education needs in Cork and bring those to the attention of the various relevant bodies.

Membership is open to any society, group or organisation involved in adult learning.