Better adult education facilities opened
The classrooms above Wimbledon Library have been given a &Pound;170,000 facelift to improve adult education facilities.
It means Merton Adult Education Wimbledon is now fully accessible to all, featuring wider doors, a new lift and disabled toilets.
The facility (being opened on the right) has four teaching rooms, including an IT suite. There is also a kitchenette, a tutor room and a coffee lounge where students and staff can relax.
In 2012, MAE Wimbledon will launch an exclusive line of commercial courses in jewellery, floristry, desktop publishing and languages alongside our current community portfolio.
More details about the facility, which is accessed via Compton Road, can be found on their new website at http://www.maec.ac.uk/.
Head of MAE, Yvonne Tomlin, said: "MAE now runs courses at its Wimbledon venue offering foreign languages, graphic design, art, and business.
"In line with MAE's vision to enrich lives through learning, each year we deliver classes to over 5,000 people from across the borough, offering a wide variety of programmes reflecting the needs of local people."
Merton Council cabinet member for education Councillor Peter Walker said: "I was delighted to see the huge improvement that has been made to MAE Wimbledon. Over 5,000 people from across the borough benefit from the wide variety of classes MAE runs at its learning venues throughout Merton. Through adult education, many people discover a new talent, perfect one they already have or develop skills which prepare them for the world of employment."
December 14, 2011