The Employer-led Workplace Literacy Fund is now fully allocated. However, we still have some Workplace Literacy funding available for businesses. The strand we get is the TEO-led funding which is a great way for businesses to take some important first steps in addressing literacy and numeracy needs in their workplaces. We’re happy to work on small projects with smaller employers or to run pilot programmes with
2015 has been another very busy year for our workplace team. We have run projects with ADHB at Auckland Hospital and The Selwyn Foundation across their North Island sites as well as a number of smaller projects in a range of businesses. Recently, we have been involved in a project producing some embedded literacy resources for the healthcare sector for NCLANA (the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults).
Work as a police officer is demanding in terms of communication skills – probably more demanding than a lot of police applicants realise. Studying at Royal New Zealand Police College is intense and there is Policing and legal knowledge to learn during that time. It is similar in demands to a first year university course but done over 19 weeks. So, the time to develop your foundation skills is before you join
We have been working on a project about narratives in partnership with Elizabeth Knox Home & Hospital this year. The training was shortlisted for the Health Ed Trust Training Award presented at the New Zealand Aged Care Association conference at Sky City. Because Knox is an Eden Alternative Registered Home, the quality of interactions is critical in terms of eliminating the three plagues of loneliness, hopeless
A window has opened for employers to apply for the Employer Led Workplace Literacy Fund. The window closes again on the 15th February. This fund is relevant for employers looking to upskill more than 50 employees on literacy and numeracy for a course of 40 hours per learner. The training can be delivered using inhouse trainers or outside organisations, such as ourselves. We’d be happy to work with employers an
This is an interesting article from America about a case where employees feel excluded because they overhear people speaking a different language. Particularly interesting because the employees are English speakers from the historically dominant linguistic culture and it’s their managers who are speaking Spanish! We haven’t heard of too many New Zealand equivalents but know of a number of successful busin
We are once again proud to be sponsoring the Industry Training Federation Workplace Literacy Forum in Wellington on the June 6th. The Industry Training Federation are leading the way in bringing the sector together and raising levels of literacy amongst the New Zealand workforce. As a PTE, it’s important for us to be working alongside ITOs, supplementing and supporting the work they are doing. For example, with our w