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E-learning in Shropshire Libraries to highlight National Careers Week, 6 March to 10 March 2017

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Shropshire Libraries have teamed up with FutureLearn to highlight career and personal development opportunities using free online courses that can be easily accessed in libraries across our county.

People can choose from hundreds of free courses from top universities and specialist organisations. Courses include topics such as history, managing finances, innovation, science, languages, and many more.

Stuart West, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for leisure and culture, said:

“With free online access through Shropshire Libraries’ public network PCs or WiFi, people are invited to try this innovative free online learning and develop their personal and professional skills which will aid them in their future career development. Libraries play a big role in championing free learning for everyone.”

Logo of FutureLearn, Open University's social learning platform

Open University’s social learning platform Future Learn

Nigel Smith, Head of Content at FutureLearn, said:

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Shropshire Libraries to provide access to material from leading universities and educational institutions across the globe, opening pathways into education for learners across Shropshire. Career development is at the forefront of many of our learners’ minds, so it’s fantastic that key pillars within communities have chosen to work with us to encourage learners to pursue learning for both personal and professional aims.”

Further information

About FutureLearn

“Pioneering the best social learning experiences for everyone anywhere”.

Founded by The Open University in 2012, FutureLearn is a social learning platform, designed to support learning through conversation. It offers 5.74 million learners free online courses from world-leading UK and international universities, centres of research excellence and specialist education providers like the British Council, Creative Skillset and European Space Agency. FutureLearn is an international platform with over 75% of its users based outside of the UK.

If you’d like to find out more about these courses, please ask at your library or visit FutureLearn on www.futurelearn.com . For more information about Shropshire Libraries and National Careers Week follow the link to shropshire.gov.uk/libraries and https://nationalcareersweek.com.