W E A Centenary
We are 100 years old…
Some pictures from the gathering….
- Sam Huggard NZCTU Secretary
- Andrew Little Leader, New Zealand Labour Party
- Sally Rawnsley Programme Coordinator,
VUW Centre for Lifelong Learning
and our M.C. was
- Sandra Grey President, Tertiary Education Union
A hundred years ago, in 1915, the W E A was established in New Zealand. Wellington Unions and Victoria University worked together to provide quality education for those e.g. many future Labour Party leaders, who had previously not been able to progress beyond primary school. Today, with rising fees, student debt, and precarious employment, formal education is again uncertain.
What are the challenges and opportunities we face in the next 100 years?
What can we learn from the last 100?