So, you’ve downloaded our Digital Skills Assessment Tool? And now you’re wondering how best to use the Tool to ensure you get good, reliable results from everybody. Here we share three tips for using the Tool quickly and easily. Tip #1: Give people some dedicated time to complete it Set aside a dedicated time to […]
Feeling humbled Wow, we are feeling humbled this week. Cameron has recently returned from Wellington after accepting the ACE Aotearoa Award for Community Based Programme of the year (Tangata Tiriti). “It’s really affirming to have received this award for Fresh Tracks,” says Cameron. “It was quite a challenging course for us to deliver, so it’s […]
Earlier this year I hosted a session at the Nelson Health and Safety Forum on the Digital Divide: What it means for Health and Safety. I was surprised when the reps all started scribbling down the names of the health and safety apps I mentioned. My assumption was that the reps would be all over the different offerings […]
In 2016 we ran a programme called Fresh Tracks that aimed to give career direction and life skills to young men. We are grateful for the funding provided by The Tindall Foundation and the Nelson Bays Community Foundation, and this post is adopted from Cameron’s presentation to the Tindall Foundation on the programme. We all need critical […]
Fresh Tracks – thanks to the Nelson Bays Community Foundation This piece was originally published in The Nelson Leader on 15 December 2016. We’ve republished it here because The Leader’s online articles disappear after three months. The Nelson Bays Community Foundation has $6 million of funding commitments for future charitable grants. The foundation is part […]
Earlier this month, Skills Highway hosted the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Forum in Christchurch. Like me, you might not have been there. Luckily for us both, Skills Highway posted all the content on their website. I might not have been able to enjoy any networking at the event, but at least I could take some […]
What a year. 2016 has had some massive moments. Britain had a brain fart and left the security and economic benefits of the EU. The All Blacks lost a game. Trump! And then John Key went and threw in the towel. If you digest the national news, life seems like it’s going a bit pear […]
Persistence pays off. In Graeme Porter’s case: it’s been 18 months of determined learning with Adult Learning Support. Graeme has joined our tutors almost every Monday evening for the past 18 months. His goal was to complete his apprenticeship in Aluminium Joinery with The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO). In December, Graeme finally […]
Many of the people who use our services struggle to read. However, our promotional materials all use written words to convey ideas. It’s about time we stepped up and conveyed our message in a format that more people can understand: video. Could you be the videographer we’re looking for? We’re looking for a creative videographer […]
Your people are the single biggest driver of company profits People are the most important part of our organisation. Senior leaders often tout this line from the rooftops. You’ll see it at the top of websites and scattered on company value statements around the office. And for good reason. Research from all quarters shows that […]
Last Wednesday, the Work Fit class hosted an epic feast. Down at the local church, the class fed over 40 hungry mouths as part of their 9 week programme. “The whole thing was a vehicle for budgeting,” says Kereama Payn, one of the tutors. “Teaching the power of goal setting and creating systems to achieve […]
More than just words and numbers The Big Red Sheds are a common site in almost every New Zealand city and town these days. And this year we were lucky enough to work with The Warehouse Ltd on a literacy and numeracy programme. On 29 September, the Adult Learning Support team visited the Warehouse Nelson […]
Computers can be scary things For many people, using computers is part of everyday life. But there are many who have been left out of the digital revolution. “Perhaps their job is a practical one with all their time spent outdoors,” say Pip Lynch, one of our tutors. “Or they’ve been out of the workforce […]
Adult Learning Support is hosting the launch of Adult Learners Week. Celebrate adult learning in our community. We will have guest speakers, activities, expo and nibbles. The day will start at 11am at the Nelson Provincial Museum.
We are all very sad, here at Adult Learning Support, to have to say goodbye to our amazing tutor, Jeanie Raffills. Jeanie is heading to the North of Auckland where she will be spending time being an awesome mother and grandmother.
We would like to thank all our volunteers. Without the time and effort you put in, we would not be able to help as many people as we do. So to you all, thanks.
I am now reading books which I have never done before. I want to read to the end of the book to see what happens. I can now write with confidence. Kay D, about her last 8 weeks at ALS.
Men’s Health Month is aimed at raising awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging the early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. The theme for NZ’s Men’s Health Month 2016 is #MenStartTalking – getting men and boys talking about their health concerns, and asking their mates how they are doing. When our […]
Congratulations to Hilary Fenemor (one of our wonderful volunteer tutors) who was awarded her CALT (Certificate of Adult Literacy Tuition).
It started with Bananas on Toast, this particular morning back in the Autumn of ‘88’ …… This was going to be one of the most exciting days of my life also one of the scariest. I was going to be a mother for the first time .Yes today, the 25th of April, I was about […]