Learning Limerick is a partnership that is collaborating to advance Limerick’s progress as a Learning Region. Membership includes Local Government, Higher Education, Further Education and Training, Local Development, Community Education, Culture and Arts, Youth Work, Social Welfare, Childcare, Migrant Integration, Mental Health Services and Limerick Chamber Skillnet.
Learning Limerick has its beginnings in the Limerick City of Learning Steering Group, which was established in 2003, as a statutory sub-committee of the Limerick City Development Board. In 2013, in advance of the merger of Limerick City and County Councils, the Limerick City of Learning Steering Group was expanded and the group was then changed to “Learning Limerick” to reflect its wider regional remit.
Learning Limerick believes that learning is not just for young people – nor does it only happen in schools, colleges and universities: it happens everywhere, every day for everyone – in homes, communities, workplaces and in all leisure and social settings.
The purpose of Learning Limerick is to work in partnership with relevant stakeholders to:
Promote awareness of the
importance of lifelong learning for
every person, family, community
and workplace in Limerick.
Influence education and
skills, policy, locally, nationally
Position learning at the centre of
development planning in the
Limerick region, in all communities,
sectors and settings.
Learning Limerick partners believe that learning can transform lives, workplaces and communities for the better. We seek to promote lifelong learning, in all its forms, in all settings for the people of Limerick, by being:
- Inclusive and Respectful
- Agile and Innovative
- Connected & Collaborative
- Learning Leaders
West Limerick Resources
Limerick City-wide Children and Youth Forum
Limerick Childcare Committee
Limerick Community Education Network (LCEN)
Limerick Integration Working Group
Limerick Mental Health Association
Culture and Arts, Creative Ireland Limerick
Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection
Limerick Chamber Skillnet
Irish National Organisation for the Unemployed
Learning Ambassadors are working with Learning Limerick to help promote and celebrate learning opportunities. They will act as role models and help inspire learners. A number of participants indicated their interested in becoming Learning Ambassadors at our Partners Networking Meeting in November 2018; and follow up meetings of this group were held and the initiative was formally launched in March 2019. Learning ambassadors are keen to encourage others and can share their own stories and experiences of lifelong learning and help demonstrate that learning is for everyone! Looking forward to hearing more from our Ambassadors during this year!