Thursday, September 30, 2010

ACE Network Wakatipu Mini Expo in the O'Connell's Shopping Centre

Queenstown has got an ACE network again! Jipee! Together with Judy Williamson I have set up an Adult Community Education Network here in the Wakatipu. Judy approached me a few weeks after I have started work with REAP about the issue of not having th and 11 attending on July 21st. With brilliant guest speakers on both meetings – Des Gray spoke on the Importance of Networking and Daniel Roberts on the Pros and Cons of Marketing on the Web – and the REAP meeting room as a great place to network, both meetings were a success.

Since then I have been working on setting up this blog with a Google calendar attached, that shows all the current running courses and seminars in the area, as well as a list of all the ACE Providers that wanted to be present on this website.    

During the Adult Education Week Judy organised a mini expo on Saturday, September 11th from 10am to 2pm in the O’Connell’s Shopping Centre. I brought my laptop along and managed to log into the Budget Communications network there to show people around the website. We also had flyers to give out to people with the website address on it and currently we are getting these flyers printed as bookmarks to give out to people. 5 ACE Providers were present and all in all locals were very interested in the opportunity to now find out about all the courses available in the area at one centralised spot. The pamphlets and posters are still up in the O’Connell’s for another month or so.

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