Lorna Shines at Star Awards

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We were delighted to attend the SQA Star Awards 2018 on Friday night in the beautiful Kelvingrove Art Gallery. The annual awards recognise the achievements of both the individuals who work towards SQA qualifications and organisations that deliver them; rewarding those who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to education and training. SQA Chief Executive Dr Janet Brown commented:

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“The SQA Star Awards provide us with a fantastic opportunity to recognise young people for their achievements, but also acknowledge the outstanding work of our centres, the teachers, the lecturers, and the trainers who deliver our qualifications every day. The awards ceremony is our chance to thank those who give our learners the guidance, support, and encouragement they need to realise their potential.”

The highlight of our night was seeing our Director, STF and FSB board member, Lorna Trainer, receive the prestigious SQA Fellowship Award.  The award recognises Lorna’s continuous energy and enthusiasm to learning and training in Scotland over the course of her career. Prior to setting up l&g learning in 2006, Lorna worked as a Senior Social Worker and then as a Senior Lecturer and Head of School in Further Education. Over Lorna’s career she has acted as a consultant for NHS Education Scotland, SQA and the Scottish Social Services Council, developing several SQA qualifications, National Occupational Standard and contributing to policy initiatives.

SQA Chair David Middleton commented:

“Lorna has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to education, continuous professional development, and professional training throughout her career. The counsel, advice, and guidance she has offered not just to the Scottish Qualifications Authority, but to organisations across the country has been invaluable. She is a worthy recipient of SQA’s highest honour.”

We are hugely proud of Lorna and her achievements and are lucky to have her as our guiding star!

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