Literacy and numeracy are the building blocks of effective communication
However, 1 in 5 New Zealand adults have "low" or "very low" literacy or numeracy skills, according to the OECD's 2015/16 Survey of Adult Skills.
Without these skills, it's hard for people to live up to their potential at work.
They can't understand health and safety messages. They ask other people to fill out their paperwork. And they say "no" to promotions, because they're nervous about the paperwork.
If you're an employer, this costs your organisation time, money and lost productivity.
But it doesn't have to be that way. If any of your employees are struggling with reading, writing or maths - we're here to help.
Refer individual learners directly to us
Do you have one or two people who might need help with reading, writing, spelling or maths?
Encourage them to contact us to organise a time to meet. We will assess their skills, talk about their goals and decide whether we can support them.
They can join one of our existing courses or start their own personalised learning programme.
It won't cost you (or them) a cent, as long as they meet some conditions set by the Tertiary Education Commission.
Start a small workplace programme
Do you have less than 20 people who need support?
Our small workplace programmes include 40 hours of tuition for each person, spread out over 10 to 40 weeks. That might sound like a long time, but we can work with you to make sure it fits around work commitments.
All our workplace programmes are 100% tailored to your needs. The programme could cover reading, writing, maths, spelling, oral communication and more.
As with most of our support, it will usually cost you nothing, thanks to funding from the Tertiary Education Commission.
Start a large workplace programme
Do more than 20 people need support?
As with our small programmes, we will tailor a programme based on your needs. The programme would include 40 hours of tuition spread out over 10 to 40 weeks.
Some costs may apply. You would need to apply for funding from the Tertiary Education Commission, and we would support you in completing the application. You would need to make a "reasonable contribution" to the programme's costs, such as giving employees time off work.