Cargill Enterprises sees the holistic benefits of workplace literacy and numeracy
A number of employees at Cargill Enterprises are participating in an Employer-led workplace literacy and numeracy programme. The trading arm of the Disabled Citizens Society (Otago) Inc., Cargill Enterprises was established more than 50 years ago, and now employs more than 80 people with disabilities. Its services are varied: postal sorting and packing; joinery, timber processing and manufacturing; food packing; sign-writing and branding; a catering service; and an electronic waste division that breaks down and recycles the computers of yesterday and yesteryear.
As well as helping staff develop practical skills, Cargill Enterprises provides more holistic benefits: all employees have personal development plans and, for some, these include life skills such as using a computer, or improving numeracy and literacy. Read the full story here.