Cargill Enterprises graduates on the silver screen!
Twenty Cargill Enterprises workers recently graduated from the second ''Cargill Academy'' course. Here's a video montage from the graduation ceremony.
Cargill Enterprises chief executive Geoff Kemp said establishing an educational academy had been ''a dream when I started six years ago'', and had also been an ambition for the Cargill board.
Successfully completing what was usually a year-long course, delivered on site, had already made a huge difference to the workers-''it's life-transforming''. Mr Kemp said the course graduates were not only building numeracy and literacy skills-valuable in the workplace - but were also building their confidence for future learning.
For most participants this was the first time they had studied as an adult. The Cargill Academy training initiative is also supported by the Good Training Programme, a specialist training provider for people who learn differently.
Cargill Enterprises is a Dunedin social enterprise which employs 89 people with intellectual and physical disabilities.