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150 Nominees Selected From 1,585 Nominations For Further Education Awards

The short list for the national STAR award has just been announced, with more than 3,400 individuals recognized in the 1,585 nominations that were received. The independent judging panel has narrowed down the nominations to a shortlist of just over 150 nominees over 16 prize categories.

“People who have been short-listed for the awards typify the values and aspirations of the Government’s Success for All strategy, aiming to improve standards, provide the skills needed to develop our workforce and drive our economic success nationwide,” said Bill Rammell, Minister for Lifelong Learning, Further and Higher Education.

Now in its second year, the STAR Awards began in order to recognise tutors, trainers, managers and support staff that show real STAR quality. Short-listed individuals have been selected for truly exceeding expectations and making a difference to the lives of learners and colleagues. Nominations for the STAR Awards came from learners, managers, tutors and trainers from work places all over the country including FE colleges, work-based providers, prisons, adult and community learning centres and UK online centres.

The STAR awards will take place at the ceremony in London on 11th October 2005, where sixteen prize winners will be announced. Each category will offer the chance for winners to take home a £2,000 cash prize, trophy and certificate, and a £5,000 cash prize, trophy and certificate for the winning team.

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