The short-list for the 2009 LSIS STAR Awards, which recognises the unsung heroes who work in the further education and skills sector, has been announced.
The Awards are funded by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and are in their sixth annual year. Only 100 nominees, including a photo-journalism lecturer and a fire station union learning representative, now remain after an overwhelming response from the sector.
LSIS chief executive Dr David Collins said: "I am delighted that the people short-listed for the 2009 LSIS STAR Awards will have the national spotlight shining on them. They are providing the skills that our learners need to help them achieve their full potential and drive our economic success. They should, rightly, feel valued to have been identified as ‘STARs’.
"I am also heartened to see that nominations came from all parts of our wide and diverse sector and am pleased the judges found that the standard and quality is higher than ever. I warmly congratulate all of them and look forward to meeting them at the national ceremony on 26 November when the winners are announced."
The full short-list can be viewed on the STAR Awards website