2015 Skills Highway Award

Congratulations to the 2015 Skills Highway Award winner - the Goodman Fielder NZ Ltd 'Make it Happen' language, literacy and numeracy programme.

Improved literacy was seen as a necessary stepping stone for employees looking to gain relevant work-based qualifications and take up promotion opportunities. Working with training consultancy specialists Upskills, Goodman Fielder developed ‘Make it Happen’, a language, literacy and numeracy programme that met organisational goals, but could also be flexible enough to meet site level needs and individual needs. The programme looked at a wide definition of workplace literacy, encompassing digital literacy, critical thinking and problem solving, as well as form filling and spoken communication.

With such a broad context for literacy and numeracy, Goodman Fielder was able to address some really practical skills gaps that were necessary for the safe and effective running of its production lines.

Goodman Fielder- Skills Highway Winner from Diversity Works NZ on Vimeo.

For more information, please go to the EEO Trust website.

ETEL Ltd, a company that specialises in the design and manufacture of distribution transformers, received a Skills Highway Highly Commended Award. The programme had a particular focus on supporting ESOL employees, and on increasing understanding of health and safety obligations. For more information, please visit the EEO Trust website. ETEL Ltd also features in a Skills Highway success story.