2012 Skills Highway Award

Christchurch-based company, City Care, is winner of the 2012 Skills Highway Award.

City Care wins 2012 award

City Carte winners 2012

MBIE's Todd Krieble with this year's Skills Highway Award winner, City Care, with its award at the ANZ New Zealand & EEO Trust Work & Life Awards dinner on Thursday 30 August, 2012

The award, sponsored by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Labour, celebrates employers who offer workplace literacy training to improve employees' reading, writing and maths skills.

GM Human Resources, Adrian Watson and colleague Mel Brown, accepted the award from the Hon. Jo Goodhew, Minister of Women's Affairs, at the ANZ New Zealand & Equal Employment Opportunities Trust (EEO Trust) Awards dinner on Thursday, 30 August.

"City Care is an impressive and deserving winner," says Todd Krieble, MBIE Labour Acting Deputy Chief Executive Policy and Research and one of the awards judges.

"Over the past year, the company has put a lot of effort into improving the foundation skills of its people, supporting them to cope with the increasingly sophisticated demands placed on them on the job.

"Better reading, writing and technology skills brought significant productivity gains. Employees are able to do aspects of their jobs faster and take on responsibilities they could not before. A number of employees have resumed qualifications study."