Lifelong learning refers to the activities a person performs throughout their life to improve their knowledge, skills and competence.
Research shows that people who engage in lifelong learning are more likely to have better employment opportunities, higher incomes, better health and greater ability to manage their money.
Evidence indicates that by enhancing the individual and collective learning opportunities in our community, we can help improve:
- community connections
- skills for life and work
- employment outcomes
- health and wellbeing
Lifelong learning is a community priority and is articulated across many future directions within the Community Plan – Shaping Our Future 2030.