The Campaign for Learning is running a competition that offers the winners the chance to win “a life-changing experience”.
This will take the form of courses worth £6,000 provided by a sponsor. To enter the Big Learn 2008 competition, which is part of National Learning at Work Day (NLWD) on 22 May, entrants must say which skills they think will be the most important to have in 2020 and why.
“We are hoping the competition and Learning at Work Day itself will kick-start the desire to learn in all the entrants and send people off on the learning journey that could take them to a very bright future,” said Tricia Hartley, chief executive of Campaign for Learning (CfL), which organises NLWD.
It also plans to ask celebrities, MPs and other high-profile figures what one skill they would like to have in 2020, details of which will be revealed shortly before NLWD.
There will be three winners of the Big Learn competition, each of whom will be able to choose a course from sponsor Reed Learning’s catalogue. When asked what would happen if this did not include a course that a winner wanted, a CfL spokeswoman said “that shouldn’t be a problem as the sponsor has a wide range of offerings.”
Entrants should go online to enter. The closing date for entries is 30 April and winners will be announced on 22 May.