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Focuses strongly on providing a comprehensive programme of learning opportunities for adults. Its vision is: "To provide excellent community-based learning for adults to support economic growth and regeneration and social justice."

In recent years, several learners and tutors across the Partnership have been winners at the annual 'Inspire! Adult Learning Awards' ceremony, organised by NIACE Dysgu Cymru.

Partnership was commended by Estyn, Her Majesty's Inspectorate in Wales, in a 2012 Adult Community Learning Inspection, for its excellent partnership arrangements and its prospects to build on its achievements to date.

Partnership members include: Careers Wales NE, Coleg Cambria, WEA Cymru, Coleg Llandrillo, Conwy Community Development Services, Conwy Local Authority, Conwy Older People's Strategy, Conwy Voluntary Services Council, Denbighshire Education Services, Denbighshire Housing Service, Denbighshire Older People's Partnership, Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council, NIACE, North Wales Training, Open University, RHRW Partnership, Rhyl City Strategy, Rhyl Community Agency and Welsh for Adults Language Centre.

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Moving to North Wales five years ago, Jiawei joined the English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) course at Coleg Menai, to open up new education opportunities.

Jiawei said: "Before I started I was really nervous. I'd never studied in this country and I didn't know what the classes would be like."

"It felt amazing starting college. The teacher was really friendly; the class sizes were small and we were all the same level of English. We were able to talk about our different cultures and countries. In China school is very formal, we just listen to teachers. We can discuss things with the tutor in ESOL, I was taught a new way of learning."

After studying for three years at the college, Jiawei moved on to study IT, achieving straight distinctions.

"The first year in ESOL was the best of my life. We had so much fun through learning, even going out on trips to learn about Welsh culture."

"I have now accepted a place in Bangor University studying Computer Science! I would never have been able to do this without ESOL."

Jiawei Zhang Computer Science student at Bangor University

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