Congratulations to the 2014 Skills Highway Award winner - the Russell Group Core Strength programme.
Pacific Homecare in South Auckland, established in 1998 by two Cook Island women, won the 2013 Skills Highway Award for their literacy and numeracy programme.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) congratulates Christchurch company, City Care, which has won the 2012 Skills Highway Award.
A Stuff.co.nz article details how 1 in 5 Kiwi students are leaving school without a qualification. As low skilled jobs are now demanding more literacy and numeracy skills as well as qualifications better training for entry level workers is becoming crucial.
An article by the Hospitality Standards Institute highlights the new ‘Take the test’ literacy assessment tool. This tool was developed by the Department of Labour to help employers assess the literacy skills of their workforce.
An article published by Export New Zealand, a division of BusinessNZ, discusses how EasiYo is using workplace literacy training to give it the competitive edge.
This year's Skills Highway Award entries show workplace literacy training continues to yield positive results for organisations across the country, says Labour Department Deputy Chief Executive for Policy and Research Jeremy Corban.
An Australian newspaper article details how Australia's international competitiveness is under threat because up to eight million Australian workers don't have the reading, writing or numeracy skills to undertake training for trade or professional jobs.
The Cardinal Logistics literacy training programme is profiled in Business to Business, a news website for small to medium companies.
Participants that started a qualification in 2008/09 will generate an additional £75bn for the [British] economy over their working lives, over and above what they would have contributed if they had not achieved these qualifications.